By Heather Dugmore – The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), in association with the Nedbank Arts Affinity, is excited about the projects that will receive Development Programme grants in 2017.
By Heather Dugmore – Pompoms, pennywhistles and a flurry of white sneakers edge forward the rhythm, while the drums ground the sound. It is a timeless evocation of life, conveyed through the medium of the music, the dancers and the instruments. Every aspect of the performance is part of the message, including the cowhide used for the drum skins and the kudu horns, calling the people home.
The public is called upon to submit applications for funding on heritage related projects. In this term, the National Heritage Council (NHC) is specifically interested in applications from provinces that have over the years benefited the least from the funding opportunity, which are Mpumalanga, North West, Limpopo, Free State and Northern Cape. The closing date is 31 January 2017, 12h00.
The U.S. Mission to South Africa is accepting project abstracts for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) 2017 Large Grants Program. Abstracts are due January 18, 2017.
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.
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.