2019 ACT Awards Honour Stalwarts and Young Professionals

2019 ACT lifetime Achievement Award Winner Sibongile Khumalo

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Awards are held annually to recognise and celebrate excellence in South African arts, culture and heritage. Since 1998, the ACT Awards have been bestowed upon individuals and organisations that have made a significant contribution to cultural life in South Africa. In that time, the awards have become ACT’s flagship event. This year’s ceremony will take place at the Maslow Hotel, Sandton on 22 February 2019.

The 2019 ACT Awards honour legends, stalwarts and inspirations in the South African arts, culture and heritage sector, and are divided into two segments- the Lifetime Achievement Awards and the ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals. (more…)

OPPORTUNITY | ACT Building Blocks 2019

Koko Motlokwa Beadwork

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites artists and arts, culture and heritage organisations to apply for participation in its Building Blocks Programme. The invitation to apply is extended to artists and entities in all nine South African provinces, but preference will be given to those not based in the Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng provinces. (more…)

OPPORTUNITY | ACT Development Grant in Dance

Following the relaunch of the ACT Development Programme earlier in 2018, the Art & Culture Trust (ACT) announces an open call for the ACT Development Grant in Dance. Applications for the ACT Development Grant in Dance will be accepted until Wednesday, 24 October 2018. (more…)

The 2018 ACT Development Grant recipients in visual arts announced

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and Nedbank are proud to announce the first of two sets of ACT Development Grant recipients for the 2018 funding cycle. Relaunched in 2018, the ACT Development Grant now features two calls for discipline-focused applications at different times of the calendar year. This first set of grants will be for projects and works with a strong visual arts focus. ACT CEO Marcus Desando says, ‘We as a trust are very excited about this new discipline-specific grant system, for it allows us to give opportunities to artists and organisations in a given discipline. This particular cycle has yielded an exciting mix of recipient projects and artworks and we look forward to seeing their impact.” (more…)

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