Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate

NAC Call for Annual Project Funding Applications 2022

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) has announced a new call for arts and culture applications for the 2022-23 financial year. Individual arts practitioners and registered arts organisations, institutions and community arts centres are invited to apply for funding by registering and completing the online application form, or by requesting manual applications forms from the NAC.

This call appeals to arts practitioners to present projects that can continue to educate, entertain, and enlighten audiences through performances. Only one application will be supported from both a natural person (individual) and a juristic person (organisation/company).

Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate. The closing date for applications is 17 June 2022 at 17h00 and the outcomes will be announced on 10 September 2022. The invitation is open to practitioners who are active in the disciplines of dance, multidiscipline, music, and theatre to submit their applications for project funding.

In each of these disciplines, the proposed projects must have capability to address at least two of the five critical focus areas: Social Cohesion and Nation Building, Marginalised communities and Indigenous arts with a focus on rural areas, Addressing social ills such as xenophobia, gender-based-violence, bullying and other violent crimes, including drugs and gangsterism, Creating employment opportunities for women and people with disabilities, with a focus on rural or marginalised areas, and Creation of New Works and innovation.

Only applications for productions, concerts, showcases and/or performances will be considered. Applicants presenting content in South African indigenous art forms are encouraged to apply. Other types of projects in the performing arts, such as, creation, composition, capacity building, workshops, research, script writing for theatre, residencies and other related activities will be catered for in a separate call. Practitioners involved in the disciplines of craft, literature and visual arts will be invited to apply in the next call during this financial year, following an official announcement from NAC.

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