National Arts Council Opens Bursary Applications for 2016 Funding

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31 Aug, 2015

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Bursaries in South Africa

Bursary applications for arts funding for 2016 from the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) are now open for post graduate students who are involved in arts studies together with registered education and training institutions that provide tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music and visual arts.

Applications are invited for both individual post graduate studies and block institution bursaries for undergraduate students who will be studying in South Africa during 2016.

This invitation also extends to students applying for a Bachelor of Technology degree in the arts.

Says NAC Arts Development Manager Julie Diphofa: “We look forward to identifying emerging talent whom we can support financially, in order to help them achieve their goals within the creative industries. The NAC is determined to ensure equity in the arts by identifying students from marginalised and vulnerable groups, and we would particularly welcome applicants from provinces that in the past have been under-represented.”

Earlier this year the NAC awarded 88 bursaries to students to further their studies in South Africa.

The NAC will judge submissions in line with its guidelines and annual performance plans. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The closing date for entries is 18 September at 16:00 and successful candidates will be announced on 13 December 2015.

Application forms are available from the NAC office or can be downloaded at

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