The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) was established via an act of parliament in 1997 with the aim of promoting the free expression of cultures in South Africa, though arts.
Managed by the South African Department of Arts and Culture, the NAC are responsible for the countries creative industry development, by way of grant awards in the arts faculty. The Council is one of the major funding bodies for artists in the country.
The NAC offer 2 types of bursaries:
1) Block Institutional bursaries – for Undergraduate studies
These bursaries must be applied for by Institutional heads of department, for their undergraduate students. Applications received from student directly will not be considered.
2) Individual bursaries – for Postgraduate studies
Students must apply directly to the NAC.
Bursaries will be awarded to students within the Arts faculty, within the following fields:
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Find out more information about your specific field at: http://www.nac.org.za/funding
Apply online at: https://nac.praxisgms.co.za
You will first need to Register an account before you can Login and apply.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
Institutional Bursary (undergraduate):
Individual Bursary (postgraduate):
29 September 2017.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the NAC directly:
The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC)
Tel: 011 838 1383
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com