26 Mar 2015

The call is open to:

(a)    individuals, particularly artists and creators;

(b)    public bodies with specific responsibility for the promotion of culture and artistic creation;

(c)    non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profit private bodies whose objectives are in conformity with those of the Fund and whose activities contribute to the promotion of culture and artistic creation.

Priority is given to young artists and creators aged 18 to 30 years old.

Eligible activities fall under the following two categories:

-  the production of cultural and artistic works;

-  the organization of cultural and artistic events of national, regional and/or international scope contributing to the establishment of culture and development strategies and programmes.

24 Mar 2015

The Department of Arts & Culture (DAC) invites you to attend consultation workshops to review the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage (1996).

These workshops will provide arts practitioners, administrators and workers with an opportunity to make inputs into the revised White Paper process.

1.   Background

Since its adoption in 1996, the White Paper has provided a key policy framework for the Department and the Arts, Culture and Heritage sector. It has been a pivotal document for the transformation, protection and preservation of the arts, culture and heritage sector in South Africa in pursuit of social cohesion and nation building.

23 Mar 2015
Congratulations to all the winners of South African Film & Television Awards Winners 2015  Click here to view the list
09 Mar 2015

DAC/International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Pre-Conference meeting of African Ministers of Culture on the role of Libraries in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, to be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Cape Town, South Africa, on 14 August 2015

09 Mar 2015

UNESCO launches a call for expression of interest for the expansion of an Expert Facility aimed at supporting capacity development initiatives for the implementation of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

04 Mar 2015

The 2015-2016 MGE applications are now open for submission. Please pay attention to the revised guidelines and application form. Interested and eligible organizations, companies, and individuals are hereby invited to send applications and proposals for possible financial support and partnership with the Department:

Applications will be accepted in the following three programmes:

04 Mar 2015

The only awards event that celebrates South Africa’s diverse business and arts partnerships is now open for entry.

The 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, has 15 categories, with 11 open for public entry. All forms of creativity are recognised, including music, theatre, dance, visual arts, fashion, design and architecture. The awards also acknowledge the many different ways that business and arts partnerships bring the arts to the broader population, with categories catering for substantial and large-scale partnerships as well as those that are smaller in scale, or even work of an in-kind basis.

02 Mar 2015

In terms of the National Arts Council Act, 1997 (56 of 1997), members of the arts fraternity and the general public are hereby invited to nominate members for the Council of the National Arts Council (NAC). 

Nominated candidates should possess special knowledge and experience in Arts. Nominees who possess other skills which are not directly related to Arts but could be beneficial to the Council, for example, managerial, finance, human resources and legal will be considered. Candidates must be willing to render community service.

Anyone wishing to nominate a person for possible appointment to the Council of the NAC should submit the following:

a)         A letter containing full names and all contact details of the nominee. The letter must also provide reasons for the nomination and explaining suitability for appointment;

20 Feb 2015
The Department invites all Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation organisations to take part in the presentation of Grants-in-Aid funding in their respective  regions.
The Department is raising awareness of grants funding for arts and sport, every year in November we advertise grants for organisations and companies to apply for  funding for development and projects.
Organisations will be taken through the process of funding and compliant documents.
18 Feb 2015

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the Association of Transformation in Film and Television (ATFT) will lead a delegation of 20 emerging South African filmmakers to the Rio Content Market in Brazil. This is the second time both the DTI and ATFT attend the market; this year also partnering with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) and Destination Marketing, Investment and TradePromotion Agency for the Western Cape (WESGRO). The Rio Content Market has been scheduled to take place from the 25th until the 27th of February 2015.