The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa is calling on local postgraduate arts students as well as registered arts education and training institutions to apply for its 2021 local bursary programme.
The National Arts Council (NAC) Strategy prioritises capacity building as an essential element for developing the arts, in pursuit of excellence. As such, the NAC’s bursary funding programme aims to provide support to aspiring arts practitioners in the acquisition of relevant arts qualifications, and arts-related knowledge and skills. As part of its support for training and education, the NAC offers grants for bursaries and residency programmes to help grow the talent of students, arts practitioners, arts technicians, arts administrators and other industry professionals. This is designed to help ensure that South Africa retains a strong pool of talented artists and leaders.
The NAC is therefore pleased to announce its call for bursary applications for the academic year that begins in January 2021. The invitation is open to postgraduate arts students, as well as registered education and training institutions in South Africa that are involved in providing tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, multidisciplinary arts, music, visual arts, cultural policy, and arts and culture management, as well as any other arts-related course. This invitation also extends to students applying for a Bachelor of Technology degree in the arts. Applications for fashion design must incorporate a cultural element as part of the studies. Particular attention will be paid to postgraduate qualifications that address the rare skills required in the arts sector.
The NAC was established in April, 1997 through an act of parliament (Act no. 56 of 1997). The vision of the NAC is to promote, through the arts, the free expression of South Africa's cultures.
The NAC offers grants for bursaries and residency programmes to help grow the talent of students, arts practitioners, arts technicians, arts administrators and other industry professionals. This is designed to help ensure that South Africa retains a strong pool of talented artists and leaders.
The invitation extends to:
For more details, visit NAC website.