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Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Professional Development Grant in Music 2020

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The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce that applications for the ACT Professional Development Programme will open on 22 May 2020. Applications for the ACT Professional Development Grant in Music will be accepted until Sunday, 12 July 2020.

Application Deadline: 12th July 2020

About the Award: In 2018 the ACT Professional Development Programme supported projects in the fields of visual art and dance, followed by literature in 2019 and theatre at the beginning of 2020. For the second grant cycle of 2020 ACT is looking for projects with a focus on music and encourages applications for interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary works that have music as a core component.

Our sector has been greatly impacted by Covid-19 with lockdown restrictions having a massive impact on the arts. With the prohibition on social gatherings the lockdown has also highlighted the value of arts and culture in our communities as many people turn to arts for solace and entertainment during their isolation.

Type: Grants

Eligibility: We are looking to support South African artists in producing high-quality, innovative local art that serves our communities and the larger sector:

  • Projects that present innovative ways to serve communities and reach audiences.
  • Projects of an interdisciplinary and collaborative nature.
  • Projects that showcase high artistic and professional merit.
  • Projects to take place between September 2020 and September 2021.

Emerging/Midlevel artists and organisations are eligible to apply for one of six small grants of R30 000 each, while established artists and organisations are eligible to apply for one of three grants of R80 000 each.

To be eligible for the emerging/midlevel, ACT Professional Development Grant organisations must have been operating professionally for at least one year and have experience of managing budgets of less than R50 000.

To be considered established, organisations must have been in operation for three or more years and have a proven track record of successful projects with budgets exceeding R50 000.

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be Taken at (Country): South Africa

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Emerging/Midlevel artists and organisations are eligible to apply for one of six small grants of R30 000 each, while established artists and organisations are eligible to apply for one of three grants of R80 000 each.

How to Apply: For more information and to submit an online application please visit the website.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.
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