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Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) recognises that the actual and projected impact of Covid-19 will have a particularly devastating effect on the creative sector.

“We recognise that the widespread cancellations of festivals, concerts, productions, exhibitions, events and cultural programmes locally and internationally due to the Covid-19 pandemic is a Sword of Damocles hanging over the livelihoods of artists globally.

“We are aware that there are likely not very many arts and culture organisations that will have adequate reserves to sustain them through these uncertain times. In light of this, we are working hard to ensure that there is no interruption to the BASA Supporting Grants programme and applications for the next round are now open.

We also confirm that an agreement has been signed with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture (DSAC) for the second iteration of the DAC Debut Programme.”

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