13 Oct 2014

Deadline extended: 22 October 2014

In 2011, The Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union) and the Department of Arts and Culture entered into an agreement to collaborate in the domain of human language technology (HLT). We seek to support activities that will bring about mutual research and knowledge dissemination in HLT and to strengthen the ties and reciprocal understanding that exist between the people of Flanders (Belgium), the Netherlands and South Africa to the benefit of Dutch and all the official languages of South Africa.

The details about activities and projects that qualify for funding under this agreement are attached here.

The application form for exchange, training or meetings is attached here.

09 Oct 2014

Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in conjunction with the Gauteng Arts and Culture Council (GACC) calls on all Arts and Culture students for bursary application for the Academic year 2015.

Students will be assisted for the period of a 4 year studying cycle provided that they pass.

Download Arts and Culture Bursary Application forms for here​

To be considered, applications should comply with the following criteria:

- Only South African citizens residing and studying in Gauteng will be considered for bursaries.

07 Oct 2014

Discovering the deep – past, present and future 

Iziko South African Museum, 6 – 11 October, 2014

Celebrate our national marine heritage at Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). This year, Iziko will host a week-long programme entitled, Discovering the Deep: Past, present and future at the Iziko South African Museum (ISAM).

30 Sep 2014

Proposed Language Policy

The Minister of Arts and Culture intends to adopt a Language Policy for the Department in terms of section 4(1) of the Use of Official Languages Act, 2012 (Act No. 12 of 2012) ("the Act").

29 Sep 2014



International Translation Day (ITD) is celebrated worldwide every year on 30 September, the feast day of St Jerome, who is the patron saint of translators. The day is recognised by UNESCO and is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of translators, terminologists and interpreters to communication and interaction in every sphere, particularly in today's globalised world.

29 Sep 2014

Field Bands to amaze Johannesburg

On Saturday 11 October 2014, the sounds of brass, percussion, marimbas and steel drums, combined with the flash of flags and colourful costumes will reverberate through the Wanderers Stadium in Corlett Drive, Illovo,   Johannesburg, when the Field Band Foundation (FBF) holds its’ annual national championships. Six of the top field bands from around South Africa will battle for individual and team prizes before local and international judges – the culmination of many months of rehearsal and, in some cases, years, of preparation.

25 Sep 2014

The 2014/2015 MGE Open Call for Proposals has been concluded.  Please download the list of all successful applications by province and by category of applications. List of MGE 2014-15 Successful Projects

Please note that approval must be regarded as provisional pending:  

15 Sep 2014

Tell Your Story that Moves South Africa Forward

Iziko Museums of South Africa, September 2014 view photo gallery

Whether you’re from Langa, Lansdowne, Lavis or Llandudno, Iziko Museums of South Africa are inviting all communities to connect with family and friends for a fun-filled week of free entertainment and education at our museumsthis Heritage Week, from 22—28 September 2014*. Join us in celebrating our living legacy at the in_heritfestivala multifaceted programme of guided tours, film screenings, interactive activities, displays and much more. (*Planetarium and Castle of Good Hope free on 24 September only).

08 Sep 2014

It is that time of the year when the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) extends a call to South African Filmmakers to submit their films for The Annual Academy Awards (Oscars). The Academy has opened a call for entry for Best Foreign Language Film Award inviting South Africans to submit their feature films for consideration for the 87th Annual Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Awards for Best Foreign Language Film Category.

The closing date for submission is the 15th of September 2014. The South African Selection Academy Committee will choose one film as the country’s official submission for the Foreign Language Film Award. A foreign language film is defined as a feature-length motion picture produced outside the United States of America with a predominantly non-English dialogue track.

To be eligible for entry:

08 Sep 2014



Minister Nathi Mthethwa launched Heritage Month 2014 on 31 August under the theme: “Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy: Tell Your Story that Moves South Africa Forward”.

Heritage Month recognises aspects of South African culture which are both tangible and intangible: creative expression such as music and performances, our historical inheritance, language, the food we eat as well as the popular memory.