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New Call for the NAC Annual Project Funding Applications for FY 2024 – 2025

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New Call for the NAC Annual Project Funding Applications for FY 2024 – 2025

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is pleased to announce the NAC Annual Project Funding Call for applications for the 2024-2025 Financial Year. We hereby invite individual arts practitioners and registered arts organisations and community art centres to apply for funding.

Only one application, will be supported whether submitted by an individual or an organisation/company, be it a natural person or a juristic person.

The invitation is open to active art practitioners in the disciplines of craft, dance, literature, music, theatre and musical theatre, visual arts and multi-discipline to submit their applications for project funding.  Applications presenting content in South African indigenous art forms, capacity building and training in intellectual property are encouraged to apply.

In each of the seven (7) arts disciplines mentioned above, the proposed projects must have the capability to address at least two (2) of the (6) critical focus areas below:

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1. SOCIAL COHESION AND NATIONAL BUILDING This is the extent to which the project brings communities together as well as allows for the inclusion of previously excluded parts of the society while at the same time creating national unity



Projects to be considered must focus on uplifting rural communities as they have a wealth of indigenous and rare artistic expressions that remain in the shadow of mainstream arts. Projects that seek to unearth and profile these hidden art forms by exposing the arts and the practitioners in marginalised areas to new audiences and markets will be highly considered.
3. ADDRESSING SOCIAL ILLS Projects that provide a platform for artistic expression to the voiceless as well as help with alleviating social ills such as xenophobia, gender-based violence and other violent crimes, drug abuse and gangsterism will be highly considered.
4. SUPPORTING VULNERABLE GROUPS Projects that provide employment opportunities for women, people living with disabilities and in rural areas will be highly considered.
5. NEW WORKS AND DIGITAL ARTS Projects that are innovative and introduce new arts through digital artistic presentations, as well as other platforms, will be highly considered.
6. Capacity building and arts entrepreneurship



The ability of the project to contribute to skills development and setting up of new businesses acumen.

This call appeals to arts practitioners to present projects that can continue to educate, entertain, and enlighten audiences. Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate. 

The maximum amount applied for should not be more than R350 000,00.  The allocation will be in line with the redress and transformation imperatives of the NAC.

Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, 08 March 2024 at 23h59pm.

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

Manual applications can be requested from 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

For more information, contact 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.

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29 January 2024 08 March 2024 at 23h59 20 May 2024


Please click on the links below to download the funding Annual Project Funding Call  advert and funding guidelines in PDF format:

Funding Guidelines for Annual Project Funding Call 2024-25

Advert Annual Project Funding Call 2024-25


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