Mzansi Golden Economy Funding

The Department sends out a call for proposals on key MGE work streams once a year that is made available on the website with all relevant information.

Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) 2016-2017 applications now open for submission:

The 2016-2017 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:

1 Cultural Events Programme

2 Touring Ventures Programme

3 Public Art Programme

Revised Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded below:


Hard copies can be collected from the Department of Arts and Culture offices at the Ground Floor, VWL Building, 122 Madiba Street; Corner Madiba and Paul Kruger Streets and at all Provincial Departments of Arts and Culture.

For more information please contact the following officials during office hours:

 Touring Ventures Programme – Ms Cathrine Mokoena on 072 622 0310

Cultural Events Programme: Mr Dunisani Chabalala on 079 991 0449

 Public Art Programme – Mr Moleleki Ledimo on 071 680 2600

Only posted and hand delivered application forms will be accepted. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

There is no closing date for applications. Please pay attention to the Section C Processing of Applications. No urgent application will be accepted.

Funding Agencies for Arts Practitioners

For more information regarding funding for different disciplines within arts, culture and heritage sectors please contact the following institutions:

National Arts Council (NAC)
66 Wolhuter Street (cnr Pim Street). Newtown
Po box 500 
Newtown 2113
Tel 011 838 1383
Fax 011 838 6363

For more information click here NAC funding guidelines


Business and Arts South Africa (BASA)
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
P O Box 962
Tel:  011 447 2295
Fax: 011 447 2364

For more information click here:

BASA Supporting Grant Scheme

National Heritage Council (NHC)
57 Kasteel Road 
Lynwood Glen
Tel:  012 348 1663
Fax: 012 348 2833

National Film and Video Foundation
Private Bag x 04, Northlands 2116
Tel: 011 483 0 880
Fax: 011 483 0 881

For more information click here: NFVF Fund