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Saturday, March 14, 2020


Closing date: April 30, 2020. Outcomes date: July 22, 2020

The National Arts Council invites applications for arts projects.

Individuals and registered arts organisations can apply for funding of arts projects within the following programmes:

-Social Cohesion and Nation Building;
-Innovation, Design and Creation of New Work;
-Capacity Building;
-Strategic Initiatives, Platforms, Exhibitions and Festivals.

Projects proposed should be of national significance taking into account the NAC’s strategic imperatives of creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, job creation, capacity building in arts entrepreneurship and facilitation of access to the arts.

Preference will also be given to applications that promote environmental sustainability, nation building and social cohesion and have a strong community base conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields. Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate. The project applied for must fulfil two (2) or more of the following arts outcomes:

-economic value
-creative value
-social value
-therapeutic value
-educational value.

This invitation also encourages arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities particularly in historically disadvantaged areas.

The minimum allocation for applications is R100,000. The maximum amount applied for should not be in excess of R500,000. The allocation will be in line with redress and transformation imperatives of the NAC.

View the NAC Application made easy video on its channel to assist with online application:

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

Conditions for acceptance of applications:

-All relevant sections of the application form must be completed in full;
-All requested documentation must be submitted with the application form;
-Applications must be submitted on or before April 30, 2020, at 17h00.

NB: Late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded from For more information, contact the NAC office at 087 700 0683. 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.