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Extended closing date and amended requirements for the Call for Projects Applications 2021/2022

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Extended closing date and amended requirements for the Call for Projects Applications 2021/2022

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Johannesburg – The National Arts Council South Africa (NAC) announced a new call for arts and culture applications for the 2021/2022 financial year on 7 August 2021. We are pleased to inform the sector that the deadline for applications to be submitted has been extended to Friday, 17 September 2021.

The invitation is open to practitioners who are active in the disciplines of craft, dance, literature, multidiscipline, music, theatre, and visual arts. In response to the sector’s need to make this call for funding more accessible, submission of Financial Statements is no longer a requirement.

Additionally, the submitted project must now have the capability to address at least two (2) of the six (6) critical focus areas, which include:

  • Social cohesion and nation-building;
  • Unearthing marginalised and indigenous arts in rural areas;
  • Addressing social ills such as xenophobia, and gender-based violence;
  • Supporting the involvement of women, youth employment opportunities and people living with disabilities;
  • Creation of new works through digital media; and
  • Capacity Building and Arts Entrepreneurship.

Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, 17 September 2021 at 23h55. Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: Manual applications can be requested from

Read more about this call for funding here.
View the funding guidelines here.

Closing date: 17 September 2021
Outcome date: 05 December 2021

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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