The maximum amount for project funding is R250 000.00

The NAC opens for funding at least twice a year. The funding cycles are as follows: 04 September 2015 – outcomes 12 December 2015; 27 November 2015 – outcomes 17 April 2016.

The next closing date for applications is 4 September 2015 for bursary application for studies in South Africa beginning in 2016. Project applications will close on 27 November 2015 for projects beginning in April 2016.

It may cover accommodation subject to budget availability. Priority is given to tuition fees. Students are advised to also look for other sources of funding. There are no limitations to finding other sources of funding for students.

Students may apply directly to the NAC if they are doing post graduate courses.

It takes a minimum of four months to process applications for project funding. The NAC deals with seven art disciplines in each funding session. Applications for local bursaries take at least two and a half months to be processed.

The proposal will be returned to the applicant at their request.

The NAC also offers support in the form of arts administration workshops where possible, in addition to advice and referrals.

The arts administration workshops are meant to assist potential applicants in filling in the NAC forms, understanding compliance requirements, understanding the NAC funding criteria and preparing budgets and action plans.

Yes, the NAC can support one event or a programme that runs throughout the year.