5 July 2019

Opportunity Description

Funded by Nedbank and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO), supported by The Market Theatre Foundation and administered by the ACT, the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Scholarships Programme strives to nurture young talent and provide tertiary education opportunities to young people who have their sights set on pursuing performance and visual arts training. Scholarships of R50 000 in the categories of visual art, singing, acting, musical theatre and dance are granted annually through this programme.

Since 2009, the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Scholarships Programme has awarded scholarships to 31 young people, a contribution with a collective worth of R3 million in tertiary education funding.

The opportunities are open to young South Africans older than 18 and under 25 years old who are currently in or have completed their matric.

More than a scholarship competition

The ACT|DALRO|Nedbank Scholarships programme brings young people from different backgrounds together for a learning experience which is hugely enriching and fosters lifelong friendships. They have the opportunity to work with professionals in their prospective industries and to gain practical and professional skills. Whether they win a scholarship or not, they take away a transformative experience which will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

The Performing Arts Scholarships experience

Hundreds of applicants are auditioned countrywide in June and July each year. From these, three finalists are selected in each category. The selected finalists spend a week in Johannesburg working with trained professionals in the state of the art Market Theatre Laboratory. The week culminates in a final showcase at the historic Market Theatre, in front of friends, family and an independent panel of judges

Click here for more information and to register for the 2019 auditions

The Visual Arts Scholarship Experience

Three finalists are selected from online portfolios submitted by aspiring visual artists. The three finalists will spend two days in Johannesburg, engaging in workshops, talks and gallery tours before they have their work exhibited during the final showcase at the Market Theatre.

Click here for more information and to submit an online portfolio.

How to Apply

Register now for the ACT | DALRO Nedbank Visual Arts Scholarship and stand a chance to win R50 000 in tuition towards a qualification in visual arts.

Registrations close on Friday, 05 July 2019.

Applicants must be available to travel to Johannesburg from Friday, 26 September to Sunday, 29 September 2019.

Applicants must submit a minimum of three and no more than five pieces of original artwork in order to be considered. They are encouraged to submit pieces which best show their range and talent.

Read the ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Visual Arts Scholarship Guidelines before submitting an online registration form which includes a portfolio of artworks. Registrations close on Friday, 05 July 2019.

A registration fee of R120 per participant is payable when their registration is submitted. Proof of payment must be attached to the online registration form. Should you have any queries, contact the ACT office via e-mail at scholarships@act.org.za.

Please use applicant’s name and surname as reference on the payment.

Account name: Arts & Culture Trust
Bank name: Nedbank
Account number: 1908 614 927
Branch name: Fox Street
Branch code: 190805
Account type: Current Account
Reference: Full Name of applicant

ACT | DALRO | Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships

Register now for the ACT | DALRO Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarship and stand a chance to…