02 Apr 2020

As we are currently operating under lock-down, tender submissions for this bid are to be actioned electronically.

It is expected that large files of content will emanate from the required documents and or samples asked of by Supply Chain Management.

It is for this reason that we have enabled the use of a platform for such a seamless means of response as the use of a Gmail account facilitates sharing of files up to 25MB.

For any further enquiries please contact Mr. Itumeleng Tlhasedi on 0825669537.

View Tender Document [here]

01 Apr 2020

The relief plan as detailed in the statement issued by the DSAC Ministry

View the following documents for more information: 

25 Mar 2020

This serves as a notification to the cultural and creative practitioners that the results of MGE 2020/21 applications will no longer be announced on the 27th March 2020 as previously communicated. This is informed by the declaration of the COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") as a National Disaster by President Ramaphosa.

The Department has since resolved to halt all cultural and creativities activities scheduled between March-June 2020 and to reprioritise  programs and projects in order to respond to new challenges arising of the COVID-19.

For clarity seeking questions kindly contact: MGE Coordinator- KeaObaka Mamogale: 076 062 6481

For Media enquiries please contact: Head of Communications- Zimasa Velaphi: 072 172 8925

Issued by the National Department of Arts and Culture





23 Mar 2020

The Department of Arts and Culture hereby invites applications for the Arts, Culture and Heritage programmes focusing on five catagories:

  1. Children
  2. Youth
  3. Women
  4. Persons with Disabilities
  5. Senior Citizens


Registered Non Profit Organisation are invited to submit proposals for funding of programmes that promotes Social Cohesion and Nation Building and community development. 

Conditions for acceptance of applications:

19 Mar 2020

The International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) has opened a call for funding. The main objective of IFCD is to invest in projects that lead to structural change through the introduction and/or elaboration of policies and strategies that have a direct effect on the creation, production, distribution of and access to a diversity of cultural expressions including cultural goods, services and activities, as well as through the reinforcement of institutional infrastructures deemed necessary to support viable cultural industries at the local and regional levels.

The call is open to non-governmental organisations; micro, small and medium enterprises; international non-governmental organisations which meet the definition of civil society.

The funding is up to US$100,000 per project (Approximately – R1,6 mil).

Colleagues are requested to distribute the above information to respective stakeholders.

13 Mar 2020

Design is an integral part of arts and culture that takes expression in areas such as fashion, jewelry, lifestyle and decor, arts, graphic design and more. South African Designers have exhibited, displayed and won awards through their creativity and innovative expressions and realisations both at home and in the international arena. Their artistic expressions are rooted in ancient and authentic traditions or in futuristic works creating the design landscape of tomorrow. Wherever these creators of South Africa draw their inspiration, they all contribute to telling a story about our country to our own people and the world, for in design, each creation has a purpose and a story.

It is the role of the DAC to support these artists in the design sector through training, funding, exposing their works, and helping them to access platforms beyond our borders.

10 Mar 2020

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa hereby invites members of the general public to comment on the long list presented, of persons nominated to serve as Council members of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in terms of the National Film and Video Foundation Act, 1997 (Act No. 73 of 1997).

Section 6 (2) (d) of the NFVF Act, Act No.73 of 1997 stipulate that, any member of the public may object in writing to the nomination of any person.

Anyone wishes to comment may do so by submitting the following:

18 Feb 2020

The Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa invites members of the Film and Video Industry and the general public to nominate persons to serve as members of Council of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) In terms of the National Film and Video Foundation Act, 1997 (Act 73 of 1997).

14 Nov 2018
Program Description The Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the Embassy of the United States of America in South Africa invites interested non-profit organizations, public international organizations, and private, public, or state institutions of higher education in South Africa and the United States to submit abstracts for Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation projects in accordance with the specifications outlined below. Please review all information in this announcement prior to submitting applications or questions. The Department of State established the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural preservation (AFCP) at the request of the Congress in Conference Report 106-1005 accompanying H.R. 4942 (October 26, 2000). The projects recommended for funding under this program shall advance U.S. foreign policy goals and demonstrate American leadership in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage in support of prosperity and stability around the world. Funding Areas
24 Oct 2018
24 October 2018 The Department of Arts and Culture hosts Social Cohesion Intergenerational Dialogue Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with Novalis Ubuntu Institute will host a Social Cohesion Intergenerational Dialogue in contribution towards Nelson Mandela & Mama Albertina Sisulu Centenary Year, which will take place on the 25th-26th October 2018. The Social Cohesion Dialogue will foster unity and cohesion through the unique way to share stories and dialogue to birth a new day.