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Call for International Bursaries 2021/2022

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Call for International Bursaries 2021/2022

Closing date: 05 September 2021

Outcomes date: 31 October 2021

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The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is pleased to announce a call for international bursary applications for the 2021/2022 academic year. The invitation is for undergraduate and post-graduate studies in the relevant art fields supported by the NAC, namely, craft, dance, literature, multidiscipline, music, theatre and visual arts.

The grant will be renewable for the duration of the course, subject to successful completion of each year of study and with adherence to the conditions of the grant. Student’s acceptance at a study institution is a requirement particularly in recognition of prior learning. Applications will be assessed based on the applicant’s artistic merit, financial need, acceptance at the identified institution, the credibility of the qualification they want to pursue as well as the prestige of the institution that they have been accepted at.  The grant will not exceed R250 000 per annum and is subject to Council approval.

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link:

Applications must be submitted on or before Sunday, 05 September 2021 at 17h00.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered, and no exceptions will be made. Funding guidelines can be downloaded above. For more information, contact The NAC reserves the right to allocate funds according to its priorities.  No applicant is automatically entitled to funding. All funding is at the discretion of the NAC.

National Arts Council, PO Box 500, Newtown, 2113. 66 Margaret Mcingana Street, Market Theatre Precinct, Newtown, 2113. Email:


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