The ACT Awards to revisit SA’s golden era

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) will revisit the epicentre of 1940’s and 50’s South African jazz and blues culture at their 19th annual ACT Awards. The ACT Awards, which will be held on 21 October at Sun International’s The Maslow Hotel in Sandton will bestow Lifetime Achievement Awards on six of the country’s arts and culture stalwarts, while also naming five rising stars 2016’s ImpACT Award winners.

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NAC Calls for Special Arts Organisation Support Funding

This call is open only for registered arts and culture organisations resident in the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, North West, Mpumalanga and the Free State. The National Arts Council (NAC) is inviting registered arts and culture organisations/companies active in the disciplines of Craft, Dance, Literature, Multi-discipline, Music, Theatre and Arts Education to apply for Arts Organisation Support Funding.

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Zeitz MOCAA Award: Curatorial Costume Assistant

The Costume Institute at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) announces an award to support a Curatorial Assistant in the Curatorial Training Programme focusing on costume. The selected participant will gain valuable experience and skills by participating in all components of the running of the Costume Institute. By learning practical skills, this programme will prepare a practicing professional or a recent graduate for a career working as a curator or archivist of costume in a museum, art gallery, publication, or commercial brand.


67 Minutes for the Arts

By Storm Brown – Today the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is honouring the memory of one of our country’s greatest leaders and ACT’s patron during his term in office – Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela. ACT has been around for twenty-one years and we are celebrating Tata Madiba’s gift of freedom and democracy through the sustained development and funding of the arts in South Africa.

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The Arts & Culture Trust partners with MySchool

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.

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