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Sunday, March 8, 2015


Deadline: March 31, 2015

Applications are now open for arts organisations in KwaZulu-Natal to become part of Business and Arts South Africa’s 2015 BASA Basics programme. The six-month long programme is part of BASA’s newly developed three-tiered Education Programme. Started in 2014, the initiative is an integral part of BASA’s commitment to developing innovative educational programmes that seek to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the arts in society.

BASA Basics has been specially created for arts organisations and individuals wanting to start a for-profit or non-for-profit organisation. It will introduce emerging artists to the legal registration options and processes available in terms of establishing an arts organisation. BASA Basics is additionally focused on enabling arts organisations to emerge from the programme with a workable business model that will play an important role in taking their organisation forward.

BASA Basics is built around a series of workshops, each one focused on a particular skill that will equip emerging arts organisations with the necessary tools to get started.

The kick-off BASA Basics workshop will look at understanding legal entities, as well as Governance and Compliance while the second one moves on to establishing the vision, mission, basic operational budgeting, resource evaluation and basic Business Models of the arts organisation. Proposal writing, business communication and partnership or ‘friend-raising’ is the focus of the third BASA Basics workshop.

All successful applicants must attend all workshops within the BASA Basics six-month programme and commit to the full extent of the programme.

The closing date for applications is March 31, 2015.

BASA’s Education Programme is partnered with The National Arts Council, NLDTF, and RMB.

To fill in an application form to be considered for the BASA Basics programme, visit the BASA website at and download the word document. Completed application forms must be e-mailed to For further information contact Onthatile Ditshego, Manager of BASA’s Education and Training Programme at BASA’s offices on 011 447 2295.

Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, contributing to corporate success and securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership.