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Deadline to submit applications: Friday April 7, 2023, at 17h00

Arts & Culture Trust invites programme facilitator/mentor proposals for the upcoming ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Nyoloha Scholarship Programme (NSP) is an undergraduate scholarship programme, aimed at providing opportunities for qualifying school leavers to pursue a tertiary qualification in the visual and performing arts. In partnership with Sun International and Nedbank, as well as Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Nyoloha Scholarship Programme (NSP) 2023 open call closes on 31 March 2023.

Through the programme, talented and ambitious young people from across the country are introduced to the world of professional arts by participating in a three-month biweekly professional mentorship and training programme on Saturdays for three months so that it doesn't interfere with school or work. The programme consists of online training and mentorship with industry experts, and the participants will be evaluated on certain tasks every month.

A final week of intense training, talks, and performances, culminates in a showcase and exhibition. Working with industry professionals and experts, participants gain valuable experience as does the opportunity to work with other future artists from different backgrounds.

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites proposals for the ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme for the 2023 iteration of the programme for four short-term positions i.e. Visual and Digital Arts Mentor, Performing Arts Assistant Mentor, Artistic Director and Stage Manager.

The Visual and Digital Arts Mentor and Performing Arts Assistant Mentor for the ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Programme are required to provide programme participants theoretical instruction as well as practical skills and techniques through conducting bi-weekly workshops from June 10 to August 19, 2023.

The Production Artistic Director that will be responsible for, and facilitating the Performing Arts segment of the programme ‘finals month and preparation’, which will be hybrid (online and in person) from September 1– October 6, 2023; as well as conceiving, developing, and implementing the artistic vision and focus for the ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme Gala Event on October 7, 2023.

The Production Stage Manager will be responsible for coordinating the ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme production from rehearsals to performances, working alongside the Artistic Director to ensure that the production is successful. The Stage Manager will be working with the Artistic Director during finals week from October 1 to 6 2022 to execute the technical support for the artistic vision and focus for the ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme Gala Event on October 7, 2023.

If you are a South African citizen who is passionate about the performing and visual arts or you wish to share your vast experience and knowledge with talented young people dedicated to uplifting their skills, then please consider submitting your proposal.

“We appeal to the industry as a whole to impart with their knowledge and experience to help grow the industry from grass roots level. Training and education by talented South Africans working behind the scenes will develop and grow the creative sector and thereby create a new generation of passionate future roleplayers.” says Arts & Culture Trust CEO, Jessica Denyschen.

Job specifications for each of the four positions are detailed on the ACT Nyoloha RFP document which is available for download at

Applicants may only apply online using the link which will take them to the application form.

Email or walk-in applications will not be accepted. The deadline to submit applications is on Friday April 7, 2023, at 17h00. Enquiries or questions to

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