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New Call for Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) Applications for 2023

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New Call for Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) Applications for 2023

 

OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE OUTCOMES DATE
20 February 2023 31 March 2023 31 May 2023

The National Arts Council South Africa (NAC) is pleased to announce a new Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) call for arts and culture applications for the 2023-2024 financial year.

The PESP is a special government initiative geared towards employment creation for artists, creatives, heritage sector workers and cultural workers following the impact of COVID-19 in the sector.

PESP 4 aims to provide an economic stimulus to support sector initiatives that create jobs in the creative and cultural sectors.  Applicants are encouraged to propose projects that will create employment opportunities in the sector, as well as a multiplier effect in the creation of employment opportunities beyond the sector itself.

We hereby invite individual art practitioners and registered arts organisations, community arts centres and venues active in the disciplines of craft, dance, literature, multidiscipline, music, theatre and visual arts to apply for funding. Only one application will be supported from both a natural person (individual) and a juristic person (organisation or company). Projects should demonstrate the ability to be sustainable over a period of time.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for all types of arts or culture projects such as creation, composition, workshops, showcases, exhibitions, script writing, residencies, performances and other art-related activities. Applications presenting content and offering training in South African indigenous art forms and intellectual property are encouraged to apply.  Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they are implemented.

Funding thresholds are as follows:

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TYPE OF PROJECT PROJECT AMOUNT ALLOCATION NUMBER OF JOB OPPORTUNITY CREATED
MAJOR ART OR CULTURE PROJECT Allocation of up to R1.5 million Applications must propose at least 120 job opportunities including the number of artists to be employed, national footprint, capacity building, audience development, focus on youth participation and inclusion of vulnerable groups
VENUES Allocation of up to R1 million Applications must propose at least 100 job opportunities including the number of artists to be employed, capacity building, audience development focus and a bias on marginalised arts and vulnerable groups
OTHER ARTS OR CULTURE PROJECT Allocation of up to R1 million Applications will be assessed based on the artistic merit of the project at the discretion of panel members, and should focus on youth and vulnerable groups as beneficiaries
Applications requesting more than the maximum allocation budget as indicated above will not be considered.

Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, 31 March 2023 at 23h59. Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: https://nac.praxisgms.co.za/.

Manual applications can be requested from pesp@nac.org.za or by calling 011 010 8850/087 0000 683. This service is reserved only for those who lack access to internet services.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered, and no exceptions will be made. Funding guidelines can be downloaded from www.nac.org.za.

PESP is a Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme earmarked for supporting the creation of employment opportunities for the sector, and therefore no provision has been made for appeals.

For more information, contact pesp@nac.org.za or call 011 010 8850/087 0000 683.

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.

Please download the pdf of the  PESP4 FUNDING GUIDELINES and the PESP4 CALL ADVERT by clicking on the links below and read them before completing the application form.

PESP 4 Funding Guidelines – 2023 FINAL

PESP 4 Funding Call Advert –  2023  FINAL

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