IMPORTANT NOTICE: For up to date information about the COVID-19 pandemic visit

Announcement: Call For Application For Funding 2016: Arts Projects and International Bursaries

 Announcement: Call For Application For Funding 2016: Arts Projects and International Bursaries


Closing date: 09 December 2016
Outcomes date:  15 April 2017

The National Arts Council hereby invites individuals and registered arts organisations in the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, craft, literature, multi-discipline and arts education to submit their applications for project funding.

Applications are invited for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, job creation, capacity building in arts entrepreneurship and projects that facilitate access to the arts.

Furthermore, arts 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 will be preferable.

Post-graduate students wishing to pursue arts studies abroad in the fields of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts are also invited to apply. Students willing to access NAC funding should be prepared to return to and work in South Africa to support the development of the arts in the country.

Conditions for acceptance of applications:

  • All relevant sections of the application form must be filled in completely;
  • All requested documentation must be submitted with the application form;
  • Applications must be submitted on or before 09 December 2016.

This invitation is also open to arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Application forms and funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded

Please not only posted, couriered and hand delivered applications to the below address will be accepted.

National Arts Council, PO Box 500, Newtown, 2113
66 Margaret Mcingana Street, Market Theatre Precinct,
Newtown, 2113. Tel: (011) 838-1383 Fax (011) 838-6363

SA Creatives

Don't forget to click on the Find-a-Creative tab and advertise your creative services for FREE. If you'd like to showcase your work or would like to write an article please email info[at] @thesacreatives