The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites applications for bursaries for the 2018 academic year. The prospective student must have already applied to study a postgraduate degree in any arts discipline, however preference will be given to those wishing to study Arts Journalism or Arts Administration.Students who wish to be considered for a postgraduate bursary for the 2018 academic year are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; entries CLOSE on the 10th of November 2017.

As part of the Development Programme, which is supported by Nedbank through the Nedbank Arts Affinity Programme, The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will be giving out bursaries to the total of R300 000. “We are very excited with this addition to our flagship programme. With Nedbank’s commitment to the Arts we are able to invest more in our community.“ says ACT’s CEO Marcus Desando.

“Supporting further education of artists is an important part of the development of the arts industry” says Gerry Raftopoulos, Marketing Manager for the Nedbank Arts Affinity Programme, he added that “Nedbank is committed to assisting students along their journey as they strive to become experts in their craft”.

This exciting opportunity is intended to assist young, motivated individuals to take their careers to the next level.
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The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency. The primary aim of ACT is to increase the amount of funding available for arts and culture initiatives, and to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society. Through structured funding programmes, ACT provides support for all expressions of arts and culture, including literature, music, visual art, theatre and dance, and the support extends to festivals, community arts initiatives, arts management, arts education and arts administration. Follow ACT on Twitter ( or like the Trust’s Facebook page (

The Nedbank Arts Affinity is a proud supporter of ACT. Since the inception of ACT in 1994, Nedbank has raised and distributed more than R16 million through its Arts Affinity Programme, in support of more than 800 South African arts, culture and heritage development projects, at no cost to its clients. To open a Nedbank Arts Affinity account please visit any Nedbank branch or call 0860 555 111, or click here( for more information.