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Monday, April 2, 2018


Deadline: April 20, 2018.

BASA introduces its Scale-Up programme

Artists across South Africa show a deep sense of willingness to partner with businesses, but sometimes require guidance on exactly how to go about doing this. Through the programme, they will engage with shared value, research and building relationships that are sustainable to shift common thinking within the arts sector, and to expand their knowledge and skills within business exchange relations.

“The BASA Scale – Up programme will introduce new ideas and thinking in the hope of expanding conversations in the creative sector towards greater sustainability of the sector. We are excited to have partnered with RMB and British Council Southern Africa Arts in this year’s programme.” commented BASA’s Head of Programmes and Development, Lonwabo Mavuso.

It is exactly for these individuals and organisations that BASA has continued and grown its programmes to help establish and further the knowledge base of artists and arts organisations. Pushing skills development to new heights in 2018, BASA introduces its Scale-Up programme, sponsored by RMB and in partnership with the British Council Southern Africa Arts and Livity Africa.

The programme is designed to work with established artists, creatives and business organisations to give them renewed vision, experiential learning opportunities, private sector networking tools. BASA Scale-Up programme will explore design thinking, governance, creative business canvases and strategic operations. To kick off the programme we start with, the Own Your Mark artist workshops in partnership with Livity Africa and supported by the British Council Southern Africa Arts will help artists and organisations “to step up their digital game and take their art to the next level”.

RMB, a South African corporate giant that understands the great value artists add to society, recognizes the importance of creating sustainable organisations and therefore supports this dynamic, intensive, and transformative learning programme comprising of seven half-day workshops held over six weeks across Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

Delegates are encouraged to engage in these workshops, as they are designed to facilitate an expansive and exceptional insight into the next level of business experience.

BASA’s mission is to ensure that every delegate (30 per city) completes the series of workshops confidently and competently. To also expand their understanding of business/arts engagement and opportunities thereof.


The BASA Scale-Up programme, sponsored by RMB and partnered with the British Council Southern Africa Arts and Livity Africa, is engineered for creative organisations or businesses which have been operating for at least three years, as well as individual creative professionals who have been practicing for a number of years and want to formalise their work.

Visit to apply or click here. Closing date is April 20, 2018.

The first round of workshops will be happening in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban from April 30 to May 11, 2018. Followed by an online training session.

For more information, contact Boitumelo “Tumy” Motsoatsoe, Business and Arts South Africa, on 011 447 2295 or email: