Meet the 25th BASA Awards Finalists

The finalists of the 2022 BASA Awards, in partnership with Hollard, have been announced. Find out more about the partnerships that were there to give us a LightsUp moment in 2021. One winner will be chosen in each category, with the winners being announced on 29 August 2022. Watch the livestream at www.basa.co.za COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT…

BASA Board public call for nominations

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has three vacancies on the Board of Directors and the purpose of this notice is to call for nominations. The current Board comprises 12 Non-Executive Directors and one Executive Director, all of whom contribute to the overall success, governance and compliance of the organisation. BASA was founded in 1997,…

Meet the Judges

The judging panel of the 25th BASA Awards brings diverse skills and real world experiences to the table as we emerge from COVID with fresh perspectives on the value of collaboration. Chaired once again by Khanyi Mamba, please meet the panel of judges for this year’s Awards. Khanyi Mamba (BASA Awards Panel Chairperson) Khanyi Mamba is…

Lights up for the 25th BASA Awards

2022 sees Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) celebrating its 25th anniversary and presenting the 25th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. This year’s event will follow a live format after pivoting to a virtual ceremony in 2020. As we emerge from the COVID years, the Awards partners and creative teams are pleased to announce…

Call for BASA PESP3 Review Panel Nominations

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) invites nominations for the BASA PESP3 Review Panel. An initiative of the Presidency and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), PESP3 is aimed at creating opportunities in the creative and cultural sectors with a focus on shared value. PESP has demonstrated the government’s capacity to take public…

Cultural Producers Showcase

As part of the Cultural Producers Programme (CPP) launched in March 2022, the CPP Showcase will launch on Wednesday 20 July 2022 at P72, 72 6th Street, Parkhurst. According to BASA Head of Research, Madeleine Lambert, CPP is a response to the need for expanded capacity and skills in the creative economy and is presented…

BASA PESP3 Funding Opportunity

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) invites registered small and micro enterprises within the cultural and creative industries to apply for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP3) grant funding. An initiative of the Presidency and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), PESP3 is aimed at creating opportunities in the creative and cultural…

So Creative Summit Kickstarts an Evolution

After two years of Zoom meetings and solo contemplation, the cultural and creative sectors are ready to forge a new course of action – and young creative entrepreneurs are impatient to get started. On the 6th and 7th of July, the So Creative Summit, presented by Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) with partners Manchester…

BASA AWARDS ENTRIES DEADLINE EXTENDED

The deadline for entries to enter the 25th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard has been extended to 20 June 2022. BASA recently hosted an Awards Entry Workshop to facilitate the process of entry for those with business and arts partnerships interested in entering. A recording of this recent workshop can be found here The eight…

#BASA25 AWARDS ENTRIES OPEN

The Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, has recognised and celebrated over 300 business and arts partnerships to date. After two years online, the BASA Awards are planning a return to a live event and entries are now open. According to BASA Chairperson, Zingisa Motloba, “Each year, the BASA team delivers an exceptional Awards experience…

Current BASA Supporting Grant Recipients

BASA Supporting Grants are designed to assist a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing business and arts relationship. “BASA grantmaking has a significantly different purpose compared to other more conventional arts funding models,” comments BASA CEO, Ashraf Johaardien.…

View BASA Supporting Grants Webinar

BASA held an online workshop to provide greater clarity on the application process and eligibility criteria of the Supporting Grants programme. The webinar was live-streamed on the BASA Facebook page on 12 April 2022 and was facilitated by BASA Head of Research, Madeleine Lambert. Interested parties who were unable to attend the webinar live are…

BASA Supporting Grants Webinar

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) will be broadening the scope of its assistance to Supporting Grant applicants with an online workshop aimed at providing greater clarity on the entire life cycle of the submission process. The workshop, to be held on 12 April 2022 and facilitated by BASA Head of Research, Madeleine Lambert intends…

#BASA25 Celebration Programme Announced

True to its unique DNA, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has unveiled an innovative, year-long programme to mark its quarter of a century anniversary year. The compelling line-up of new initiatives, intermingled with BASA staples, aims to extend the organisation’s indelible legacy as a nexus for business, culture and creativity for a further 25…