Welcome to the Arts & Culture Trust
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency.
A number of focused funding and development programmes implemented by ACT support a broad range of activities nationally. Through the Professional Development Programme the Trust makes funding available to individual artists, practitioners and arts and culture organisations and institutions in the form of once-off and three-year grants. The Scholarships Programme facilitates the allocation of three grants to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts and the annual ACT Awards recognises and celebrates excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity. Through the presentation of arts management master classes, ACT develops administration and management skills of practitioners, which in turn increases the capacity and sustainability of arts organisations and institutions. The Arts & Culture Conference presented by the Trust aims to share information, knowledge and research with stakeholders of the creative economy with a view to develop, enable and inspire the sector.
ACT is the oldest arts funding agency in democratic South Africa. Since 1994 it has advanced its position towards becoming a self-sustaining perpetual Fund for the continued development of arts and culture. ACT’s programmes offer a low-cost high-impact proposition for businesses wanting to achieve their Corporate Social Investment (CSI), BBBEE or marketing objectives within the arts and culture sector. The Trust’s model has seen it disburse more than R20 million over the past 20 years. ACT has also reached a degree of operational sustainability and sponsors and philanthropists can rest assured in knowing that their valuable contribution to the Trust Fund directly benefits South African artists and organisations.
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24 Feb 2015: | pieter
This Thursday 26 February 2015 at 17:00, PJ Sabbagha will facilitate a conversation with Nadia Virasamy and Kieron Jina for the fourth in the series of free public engagements leading up to and flowin...
24 Feb 2015: | pieter
In this video, Michelle Constant CEO of Business and Arts South Africa, contemplates shared value in the context of the upcoming ACT | UJ Arts & Culture Conference. This year's conference will run...