24th BASA AWARDS THEME CALLS FOR THE CREATIVE SECTOR TO RISE

One of the creative sector’s most anticipated awards events, the 24th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, shines a spotlight on partnerships with the arts that have, through their projects, made a positive impact. “Art stimulates creativity. Businesses that understand the power of art to the mind, heart, and the bottom-line collaborate with creatives and, through…

Nelson Mandela International Day

This Nelson Mandela International Day, the BASA community is joining the nation in celebrating the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world. Here is how some of our members are marking the 67 years Tata Madiba spent fighting for social justice: Nando’s has challenged each internal department to collect 67 blankets…

Curating the Creative Agenda

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.’ – Martin Luther King Jr

ASSEMBLY Conversations’ series launches

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA), partnered by British Council Southern Africa Arts (British Council), has announced the launch of a new series of curated conversations linked to their joint ASSEMBLY initiative. A hybrid of live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, the aim of ASSEMBLY, which took place earlier this…

BASA Awards 2021 entries open

Entries are open for the 24th Annual BASA Awards partnered by Hollard. “This year’s Awards once again aims to spotlight the imaginative ways in which the business and creative sectors have partnered for mutual benefit,” comments BASA CEO, Ashraf Johaardien. “All too often, changing economic conditions increase the pressure on businesses to justify the value…

Applications now open for BASA Supporting Grants

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) invites arts projects that have received business sponsorship to apply for a Supporting Grant. “To date, BASA has disbursed in excess of R41 million to over 1680 projects, which in turn have leveraged over R537m in sponsorship from the business sector. That equates to R13m of corporate support…

BASA VACANCIES

At Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) we are driven to create meaningful, sustainable relationships between business and the arts. Since inception in 1997, BASA has been a significant catalyst and connector, both cementing and amplifying powerful partnerships between more than 1 600 business and arts partners, to effect meaningful social change. If your…

BASA Assembly Draws Creative and Business Sectors Together

Complex conversations and the stirrings of systemic change were the hallmarks of the inaugural Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) ASSEMBLY held from 24–26 March 2021 and presented in partnership with British Council Southern Africa Arts. The fully digital, free event comprised a series of discussions, podcasts, presentations, and live panels to address the urgent…

Day 2 of BASA ASSEMBLY gives voice to our artists

Day 2 of BASA ASSEMBLY gives our local artists the opportunity to offer their perspective on the creative economy, particularly how the current landscape of the sector may limit the critical scope needed for sustainability. The day starts at 10.00, with artist Lee-Ann van Rooi, who puts her perspective forward in NOW WE’RE TALKING. The…

Focus and support lifts BASA’s Debut Programme

The 2021 iteration of BASA’s Debut Programme has outstripped planned key milestones. Unique in its aim to provide business and entrepreneurial skills development to emerging artists in all nine provinces of South Africa, the programme is committed to providing participants with a suite of skills that sweep the range required to launch, build or sustain…

Lit line-up for BASA ASSEMBLY

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) in partnership with British Council Southern Africa Arts has announced the programme line-up for their joint venture ASSEMBLY. Billed as “not a conference, an un-conference, an indaba, a colloquium, or a symposium,” ASSEMBLY is a hybrid of live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms launching…

Thought leaders headline BASA ASSEMBLY

Business and Arts South Africa’s (BASA) ASSEMBLY, partnered by the British Council, is a programme of hybrid live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, set to go live to the public on 25 and 26 March 2021. Themed ‘Creativity Now: Cultural intelligence in the time of COVID-19’, BASA ASSEMBLY seeks to explore…

BASA ASSEMBLY partnered by British Council

Partnered by British Council Southern Africa Arts, Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) will be launching a hybrid live-and-digital platform called ASSEMBLY on 25 March 2021. “British Council Southern Africa Arts is thrilled to be partnering with BASA again in this platform of enquiry and curiosity,” remarks Levinia Jones, Head of Arts Southern Africa.…

What to expect at the International Public Arts Festival 2021

The International Public Arts Festival (IPAF) – one of Africa’s largest and most anticipated public arts festivals – is set to entrance visitors from 10-14 February 2021. Attracting top talent from South Africa and overseas, the fifth edition of the IPAF promises a dazzling array of captivating art installations. The five-day event is hosted by Baz-Art, a street art platform…

BASA’s Supporting Grants for 2021

Since inception, Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has been a significant catalyst and connector, both cementing and amplifying powerful partnerships between more than 1 600 business and arts partners, to effect meaningful social change. In 2021, BASA’s Supporting Grants Programme continues to synergise business and art relationships and is currently open for applications.…