The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites students accepted for a master’s or doctoral programme in the 2019 academic year to apply for one of 10 ACT bursaries. Applications for bursaries are available for study in any arts discipline; however, preference will be given to students wishing to pursue a masters or doctoral degree in Arts Management or Arts Journalism.
The Act Bursary Scheme will disburse R300 000 in total, with each bursary worth R30 000. The ACT Bursary Scheme forms part of the ACT Development Programme, which is a longstanding arts development initiative sponsored by Nedbank and administered by ACT.
Nedbank contributes to the South African arts and culture sector through its Arts Affinity. As the flagship programme of the partnership between ACT and Nedbank, the ACT Development Programme has supported more than 800 organisations and projects nationwide over the past 24 years, a contribution valued at more than R21 000 000 in total.
Tobie Badenhorst, Head of Group Sponsorships and Cause Marketing at Nedbank, says “We are excited to be contributing to arts and culture across South Africa. Nedbank’s brand essence is all about money experts who do good, and this is why we continue to fund the Arts & Culture Trust, which serves as confirmation of Nedbank’s commitment to growth and innovation in the arts.”