NAC Annual Project Funding Call for Applications 2023-2024

Deadline: Friday, 30 June 2023 at 23h59pm

NAC Annual Project Funding Call for Applications 2023-2024

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) is pleased to announce the NAC Annual Project Funding Call for applications for the 2023-2024 Financial Year. We hereby invite individual arts practitioners and registered arts organisations and community arts centres to apply for funding.

Only one application will be supported from both a natural person (individual) and a juristic person (organisation/company). Projects should demonstrate the ability to be sustainable over a period.

The invitation is open to active art practitioners in the disciplines of craft, dance, literature, multidiscipline, music, theatre and visual arts to submit their applications for project funding. Applications presenting content in South African indigenous art forms are encouraged to apply.

In each of the seven (7) arts disciplines mentioned above, the proposed projects must have the capability to address at least two (2) of the five (5) critical focus areas below:



This is the extent to which the project brings communities together as well as allows for the inclusion of previously excluded parts of the society while at the same time creating national unity








Projects to be considered must focus on uplifting rural communities as they have a wealth of indigenous and rare artistic expressions that remain in the shadow of mainstream arts. Projects that seek to unearth and profile these hidden art forms by exposing the arts and the practitioners in marginalised areas to new audiences and markets will be highly considered.



Projects that provide a platform for artistic expression to the voiceless as well as help with alleviating social ills such as xenophobia, gender-based violence and other violent crimes, drug abuse and gangsterism will be highly considered.





Projects that provide employment opportunities for women, people living with disabilities and in rural areas will be highly considered.



This call appeals to arts practitioners to present projects that can continue to educate, entertain, and enlighten audiences. Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate.

The maximum amount applied for should not be more than R500 000. The maximum threshold for only Musical Theatre productions is R800 000. The allocation will be in line with the redress and transformation imperatives of the NAC.

Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, 30 June 2023 at 23h59pm. Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: Manual applications can be requested from [email protected]. This service is reserved only for those that lack access to internet services.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered, and no exceptions will be made. Funding guidelines can be downloaded from For more information, contact [email protected] or call 087 7000 683. The NAC reserves the right to allocate funds according to its priorities.  No applicant is automatically entitled to funding. All funding is at the discretion of the NAC.

Please click on the links below to download the pdf of the advert and the funding guidelines of the NAC Annual call for project 2023:

NAC Annual Project Call 2023 – 2024

NAC Annual Project Funding Guidelines 2023 – 2024

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