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25 May, 2016
25 May, 2016
Since 2009, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has been supporting arts students through their scholarship programme. The only difference this year, is that there are more scholarships on offer to Grade 12 scholars and first and second year university students than ever before.
Supported by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Organisation (DALRO) and the Nedbank Arts Affinity, the 2016 Scholarships Programme will change the lives of dramatic arts, singing, dance and musical theatre scholars and students with scholarships to the value of R800 000.
This funding will be split; with R279 000 going towards the winning Grade 12 participants, and the balance being awarded to first and second year performing arts students.
Funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank Arts Affinity, the 2016 Scholarships Programme presented by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is aimed at young performers in their final year of secondary education who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts as well as students in their first and second year dramatic arts, singing, dance and musical theatre studies.
According to ACT CEO, Pieter Jacobs, to ensure as many aspiring performers as possible receive the chance to make it to the final, auditions will be held nationally from June to August.
The judges will be selecting the winners of the six Grade 12 scholarships on Monday, 10 October 2016, at the final showcase of their talents at The Market Theatre, Johannesburg.
Requirements – Scholarships for 1st and 2nd year student participants
Participants should be in their first or second year of undergraduate studies at an accredited South African tertiary institution during 2016.
Requirements – Scholarships for Grade 12 participants
Participants are required to demonstrate competence in three disciplines – acting, singing and dancing – with exceptional talent in at least one of the disciplines.
National auditions will be hosted in 2016 as follows:
Participants will be put through their paces, showcasing their talents in acting, singing and dancing with an exceptional talent in at least one of these disciplines.
In addition to preparing the prescribed performances, contestants will also have the opportunity to perform a monologue of their own choice.
Registrations to apply for the programme close on 31 May 2016.