Funding Overview

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Funding Overview

Who is eligible for funding?​

To enable our vision of vibrant, sustainable arts community that enriches lives through the free and creative expression of South Africa’s cultures / through strengthening artistic and cultural creation, groups or individuals can apply for funding.

Individuals

Individual applications are for a single applicant who is undertaking a project. This is meant to benefit individual creative writers, scriptwriters, choreographers, composers, crafters or painters, etc. In cases where several people are working collaboratively on a project, one member of the group should take the lead in applying.

Students

Students can apply for local and international bursaries. Bursaries are offered to students studying towards an arts qualification. Bursaries are offered towards an Arts qualification at any institution of Higher Learning and Further Education Training levels in South Africa and abroad.

Organizations/Groups/Institutions

An organisation is a group of people intentionally organized to accomplish an overall common goal. Applications from formally registered organisation are acceptable.

What type of funding do I get from NAC?

This information has been compiled to assist you with your application to access funding from the National Arts Council (NAC)

R100 000 is the minimum amount for which a project/organisation can apply for. The maximum amount that can be applied for should not be in excess of R500 000.

The NAC reserves the right to allocate funds according to its priorities. This does not invoke the constitutional rights of any applicant. No applicant is automatically entitled to funding. All funding is at the discretion of the NAC.

Applicants may apply for funding under the following programmes:

Applications for funding for each of the above mentioned programmes should conform to the following art disciplines which the National Arts Council supports according to its mandate namely,

Craft, Dance/Choreography, Literature and Publishing, Music, Theatre/Drama, Multi-discipline and Visual Arts.

How to apply

All applications must be made on the official NAC application form or through the Grants Management System through the NAC website

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