Call to apply for funding

2019-03-28 06:00

Applications for the National Arts Council’s (NAC) 2019 Project Funding cycle are now open.

Individuals, as well as registered arts organisations, are encouraged to apply for the project funding before applications close on Friday 12 April. Applicants can apply for funding within various programmes like Social Cohesion and Nation Building, Innovation, Design and Creation of New Work and Capacity Building, among others.

For projects to be considered, they should be of national significance, focusing on the creation of new works and overall arts development. Projects that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields are also encouraged to apply.

NAC interim CEO, dr Sibongile Mkhize said the NAC is committed to changing the landscape of the country’s creative industries.

“Key to this transformation is not only supporting South Africa’s existing centres of excellence, but also identifying and fostering emerging talent nationwide. These organisations and individuals will become future standard-bearers for the arts,” she said.

“In our on-going efforts to ensure that the arts are as inclusive as possible, we are particularly keen to encourage funding applications from arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities,” she added.

Successful applications will be announced on Thursday 20 June and application guidelines are available on the NAC website.

Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities they operate in and should also demonstrate at least two of the following outcomes: economic value, creative value, social value, therapeutic value and educational value. V For more information, visit https://www.nac.org.za/

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