Applications are now open for the Arts & Culture Trust (Act) Building Blocks Programme 2020 to increase the capacity and sustainability of South African arts and culture organizations and practitioners, small and mid-level creative enterprises and entrepreneurial artists. The programme is funded by the National Arts Council (NAC).
The Building Blocks Programme has historically been one of ACT’s most impactful programmes in the arts and culture sector, empowering a large number of arts and culture practitioners across South Africa to bolster their professional and business acumen with an arts specific framework.
In 2020 ACT proudly presents and updated curriculum that will speak to current challenges and tangible business solutions for sustainability in the arts and culture sector.
The Building Blocks Programme will strengthen the operational infrastructure of the programme participants by providing technical assistance and relevant developmental tools through Master classes and mentoring and in so doing serving the creative sector holistically.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency. The primary aim of ACT is to increase the amount of funding available for arts and culture initiatives, and to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society.
Through structured funding programmes ACT provides support to all expressions of arts and culture, including literature, music, visual art, theatre and dance, and the support extends to festivals, community arts initiatives, arts management, arts education and arts administration.
The Building Blocks Programme is a capacity building programme with a focus on small (microbusiness) to mid-level organizations and arts practitioners in the form of Master classes focused on;
- Digital Skills;
- Governance and Monitoring & Evaluation;
- ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) in the arts.
- Only South African nationals may apply and projects must take place in South Africa. Allocation of grants is at the discretion of the ACT board of trustees. The decision about all applications for funding is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
Important: Due to capacity only 5 companies/oganisations/artists from each province in South Africa will be selected to participate.
For more information, visit https://act.org.za/2020/10/open-call-arts-culture-trust-act-building-blocks-programme-2020/