Closing date: 19 April 2019 Outcomes date: 30 June 2019

Project Funding

The National Arts Council hereby invites applications for arts projects. Individual artists and organisations active in the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, craft and literature are invited to submit their applications for project funding. Individuals and registered arts organisations can apply for funding within the following programmes: Social Cohesion and Nation Building; Innovation, Design and Creation of New Work; Capacity Building; Strategic Initiatives, Platforms, Exhibitions and Festivals. Projects proposed should be of national significance taking into account strategic imperatives of creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, job creation, capacity building in arts entrepreneurship and facilitation of access to the arts.
Preference will be given to applications that promote environmental sustainability, nation building and social cohesion and have a strong community base conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields. Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities they operate in. The project applied for must fulfil two (2) or more of the following arts outcomes, economic value, creative value, social value, therapeutic value and educational value. This invitation also encourages arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities particularly in historically disadvantaged areas.

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

Conditions for acceptance of applications:

• All relevant sections of the application form must be completed in full;
• All requested documentation must be submitted with the application form;
• Applications must be submitted on or before 19 April 2019 at 5pm.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded from

For more information, contact the NAC office at 087 700 0683.

National Arts Council, PO Box 500, Newtown, 2113
66 Margaret Mcingana Street, Market Theatre Precinct,
Newtown, 2113. Tel: 087 700 0683 Fax (011) 838-6363