Up skill and Inspirational BASA Established Education programme, supported by RMB

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) opens a call to recruit 30 organisations for the BASA Established Education programme, proudly supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) for 2017.


The arts, culture and creative sector organisations based geographically in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and are required to be registered or in operation for at least three years to be eligible for the programme.

“Our BASA Established Education programme aims to help elevate practising arts, culture and creative organisations with renewed vision and strategic business thinking,” explains Kim Sanssoucie, Programme Manager for BASA’s Creative Management. “The programme is based around the model of Asset Based Organisational thinking and practical insights from arts and creative leaders in all three cities.”

The BASA Established Education programme, supported by RMB, is an intensive transformative learning programme comprising of several different workshops. Some of the workshops are Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) – which talks to creative and organisational community development to Creative Market Growth action plans and strategies to structuring your creative organisation financially and operationally for sustainable outputs. Workshops are facilitated by specialist business professionals in the field being explored.

The highlight of the workshops is the inclusion of arts, culture and creative facilitators drawn from South Africa’s extensive arts and creative sectors. These arts, culture and creative facilitators will offer their invaluable insights and expertise to workshop participants complimenting the business skill transfer.

The BASA Established Education programme, supported by RMB, is part of a broader BASA Education initiative which aims to address the strategic thrust of development and support of the arts, culture and creative sectors by driving connectivity and sustainability through research as well as skills transfer.

The first cycle of workshops will begin in March – May 2017. Please note only candidates from Cape Town and Johannesburg need apply, as Durban workshops have been completed for this cycle. Applications for Cycle 2 will begin later in the year so please keep a look out on our website for those dates.

To apply as a delegate on the programme, please go to www.basa.co.za and download the application form. Closing date is the 15 February 2017.

For more details, contact Kim Sanssoucie directly on 011 447 2295/89 or kim@basa.co.za

About BASA:

Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. BASA was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership. For more information on BASA contact us on 011 447 2289 or visit our website: www.basa.co.za


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