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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27 Aug 2014: | pieter
Twelve diverse business and arts partnerships were honoured at the 17the Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, held at Johannesburg's historic The Market Th...
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The Flatfoot Dance Company based in Durban is gearing up for their performances of 'Hope' at the 16th Jomba Contemporary Dance Experience set to take place at the Sneddon Theatre from the 27th of Augu...