Disaster relief for Cultural Heritage

Where cultural heritage has been adversely affected by conflict, natural or manmade disaster, the Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme at the Prince Claus Fund can offer help. CER can consider funding proposals that aim to stabilise the situation in the immediate aftermath of disaster in countries within Africa, Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe or the Caribbean. We act as a “cultural ambulance”, providing immediate support to halt the continued deterioration of a situation, as well as providing first relief.


Funding Roadshows 22/02 & 01/03/15

The Department invites all Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation organisations to take part in the presentation of Grants-in-Aid funding in their respective regions.



On 30 January 2015 the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) launched its sixth call for funding requests and its new On-line Application Platform.



The Professional Development Programme funded by Nedbank Arts Affinity is designed to support the development of a reliable, sustainable and vibrant arts and culture sector in South Africa. The programme makes provision for support of activities that increase job opportunities for and develop sustainability of South African arts and culture organisations, associations, cooperatives, networks, individual artists and practitioners with various grants:


Prince Claus Fund's Ticket Fund

The Prince Claus Fund’s Ticket Fund supports the cross-cultural exchange of artists and cultural practitioners.


ARTS & CULTURE Grants-in-Aid Funding for 2015/2016 Financial Year

The Creative Industries Strategy aims to develop the creative industries and increase contribution to the economy, community development and urban regeneration.


Ant Funding: SDC Ant funding for projects and research

Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has for some time been investing in transnational collaborations, exchanges and joint projects among organisations and creative practitioners operating across the SADC region, with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Our investments are focused on projects, networks and platforms that have a shared interest in building a stronger regional creative fabric.


Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) 2015-2016 applications now open for submission

The 2015-2016 MGE applications are now open for submission. Please pay attention to the revised guidelines and application form. Interested and eligible organizations, companies, and individuals are hereby invited to send applications and proposals for possible financial support and partnership with the Department:


National Arts Council applications for 2015

The National Arts Council (NAC) has opened applications for arts funding for 2015. Individuals and registered arts organisations involved in theatre, dance, music, visual arts, craft, literature and multi-discipline have until 12 December 2014 to submit their applications for project funding. This will be the NAC’s only round of funding for next year across all seven arts fields. Post-graduate students who wish to pursue their arts studies abroad are also encouraged to apply.


BASA Supporting Grants

Business and Arts South Africa’s (NPC) Supporting Grant programme is designed for artist/arts organisations and businesses to assist in activating sponsorship for a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country. This is done by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing relationship between a business and arts organisation.


Project Fund for ‘Visual Arts and Social Innovation’

Long term support for independent visual arts organizations focusing on collaborative art practices and social innovation


CIMAM 2014 Travel Grant Program

Thanks to the generous support of the Getty Foundation, the Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Qatar Museums, CIMAM offers 20 grants to support the attendance of modern and contemporary art curators and museum or collection directors to CIMAM’s 2014 Annual Conference that will be held in Doha, 9–11 November 2014.


Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE): Call for proposals 2014-2015

Interested and eligible organizations, companies, public entities and individuals are hereby invited to send applications and proposals for possible financial support and partnership with the Department:


Invitation for Expression of Interest: SDC Regional Arts and Culture Programme Southern Africa

For the past 15 years the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Regional Programme Southern Africa has been supporting an arts and culture programme that has been executed by Pro Helvetia, (the Swiss Arts Council). The programme has stimulated many significant regional arts and culture cooperation projects in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique, and the present phase of this programme will end in December 2014.


Pro Helvetia Ant funding 2014

Ant funding is made available by Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, through a mandate with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to support cultural organizations and individuals who are professionally active in the field of arts and culture.


International Fund for Cultural Diversity

The purpose of the IFCD is to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in developing and least-developed countries that are Parties to the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The IFCD supports projects that aim to foster the emergence of a dynamic cultural sector, primarily by facilitating the introduction of new cultural policies and cultural industries, or strengthening existing ones.


Call for applications for funding 2014: Arts Projects

THE NATIONAL ARTS COUNCIL hereby invites individuals and registered arts organisations in the following arts disciplines: Craft, Visual Arts and Literature to submit their applications for project funding.


Arts and Culture Trust: Professional Development Programme

Bold changes for ACT funding strategy. ACT heralds its 20th year with changes that will refine its practical vision towards greater sustainability for the industry.



The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) invites registered arts and culture organisations active in visual arts, performing arts (e.g. music, dance and drama), literary arts and crafts as well as cultural programmes, to submit applications for project funding for the financial year 2014/2015.


The Prince Claus Fund: Culture in Defiance

The Prince Claus Fund welcomes project proposals for cultural initiatives related to culture in defiance.

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