national Arts Festival Banner

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Durban Application Deadline: September 29, 2015

Applications are now open for the second, year-long Business and Arts South Africa Education Programme, supported by RMB.

Launched in 2014, the programme is a mix of workshops and mentorship and aims at helping to ensure the sustainability of registered arts organisations. “The whole programme worked well for me as an individual,” comments Sunet Wagner, founder of Minimax Performing Arts and a participant in the inaugural programme. “But it was also beneficial to all staff who were brought to a mutual understanding of where we’re coming from and what we’re implementing in the company.”

Registered arts organisations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban are invited to apply for the 2015/16 programme, which starts in September. Arts organisations with training components, as well as those addressing disability within the arts, are encouraged to apply. BASA will assess the current position and challenges of organisations falling under the BASA Dynamic and BASA Established levels to establish which organisations will benefit most from the intensive programme.

Arts organisations accepted will be part of a 12-month programme that includes:
- Asset Based Community Development concepts and theory
- An overall strategic planning session
- Marketing strategy and tactics – including the development of a marketing plan, communications plan and fundraising strategies for developing business partnerships.
- Operations and HR, Finance and Governance workshops.

The Business and Arts South Africa Education Programme, supported by RMB, is part of a commitment to developing innovative educational programmes that seek to ensure the relevance and sustainability of the arts in society.

To apply for the Dynamic or Established year-long programme, visit the Business and Arts South Africa website to download the application form. Durban applicants need to return the application form to by September 29 as the programme will start mid-October.

For information or to assess your eligibility, call Business and Arts South Africa on 011 447 2295.