Funding & Grants

Organisation Support Funding Opportunities At The National Arts Council

The National Arts Council (NAC) is inviting registered arts organisations/companies active in the disciplines of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts to apply for three year Arts Organisation Support Funding.

Closing date: 22 January 2016
Outcomes: 31 May 2016

Applications for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion, facilitate access to the arts and markets are invited to apply. Furthermore, applications that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable. The objective of this funding is to support the mandate of the NAC by focusing on the following strategic priorities:

  • Support transformation and redress in the arts.
  • Contribute to job creation in the arts.
  • Contribute to the sustainability of arts organisations.
  • Improve the geographic spread of grant funding allocations.
  • Support growth and development in the arts.
  • Support artistic innovation and work relevant to the South African context.

Consideration will be given to organisations that have the capacity and proven track record to implement arts programmes within the required timelines. In addition organisations should demonstrate the capacity to utilise the funding with integrity and compliance with the principles and practices of sound governance.

Applicants are required to complete the relevant application form, submit a three year business plan and comply with the funding criteria and guidelines which are obtainable from the NAC offices, website (below) and via email on request. Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered and no exceptions will be made. The NAC reserves the right not to fund. If you do not hear from the NAC by 31 May 2016 consider your application unsuccessful.

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For more information, contact Mr. Thato Monamodi at the NAC Office.
Tel: (011) 838 1383 Email:


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