BASA Vacancies: Research Manager

POSITION : RESEARCH MANAGER REPORTING LINE : CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER LOCATION : JOHANNESBURG CONTRACT TYPE : FULL TIME PERMANENT HOURS : 40 HOURS PER WEEK Required Minimum Education / Training  Postgraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in Humanities/Social Sciences or another relevant subject. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience undertaking research using qualitative and quantitative methods.…

The Genius of the ‘And’

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has unveiled its new logo, signaling the commencement of the organisation’s rebranding journey. The announcement was made by CEO, Ashraf Jacobs-Johaardien during the prestigious 26th Annual BASA Awards ceremony held at the iconic Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town on 13 October 2023…

CALLING YOUNG CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURS

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is excited to announce the third iteration of its Debut Programme in partnership with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), which is aimed at empowering emerging artists in rural and peri-urban areas with the relevant business acumen to be profitable creative entrepreneurs. Applications are now open via…

BASA PESP4 CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) invites registered small and micro enterprises operating within the cultural and creative industries to apply for the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP4) grant funding. The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP4) is aimed at creating opportunities in the creative and cultural sectors, with a strong emphasis on shared value.…

Debut Alumni Accelerator Programme

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has launched the Debut Alumni Accelerator Programme, scheduled to take place between September and November 2023. This is an extension of the Debut Programme, which provided emerging artists with the tools and support that they needed to implement and launch their creative projects over the span of three years. …

BASA Vacancies: PESP4 Grants Officer

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has opened applications for a PESP4 Grants Officer. The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP4), an initiative of the Presidency and the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), aims to open doors in the creative and cultural sectors with an emphasis on shared value. BASA’s role in the implementation…

BASA Celebrates 26 Years

Today marks 26 years of Business and Arts South Africa’s (BASA) work at the nexus of business and arts partnerships. The arts have the power to bring people together, to bridge differences, and to promote social cohesion. BASA believes that all South Africans should have equal access to the arts and the opportunities they provide.…

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,…

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…

#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…

Pride Under Lockdown – a call to look back

Today marks 31 years since the first Pride March in South Africa. It was held in Johannesburg in 1990. Lockdown has scuppered the big Pride parades this year. Many of them have been virtual and the action has largely played out on social media, teetering dangerously close to slacktivism, merging into commercial and retail marketing…

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

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…

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.…

Leading with impact

In this BASA Awards’ podcast, Samm Marshall speaks to BASA Board Chairman Charmaine Soobramoney and Hollard Group Sponsorship and Industry Relationships Manager Nikki Belford. They talk about their personal approaches to leadership, as well as how that applies to the South African landscape. Amplifying freedom of thought and skills application will invariably yield a complement…

The Indelible Art

In this episode of our BASA Awards’ podcasts, Samm Marshall speaks to Banele Khoza, the artist commissioned to create this year’s Awards’ trophies. As the star of a number of high-profile exhibitions, 2017 Gerard Sekoto Foundation award winner and winner of the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, 2020 initially looked to be an equally successful…

BASA Artist Relief Efforts

As South Africa tentatively adjusts to its Level 1 national lockdown, BASA CEO Ashraf Johaardien notes their surprise at the rapidity at which it occurred, with Hollard CMO Heidi Brauer echoing this and applauding South Africans’ collective capacity for care and our gift for embracing change. This sets the tone of the latest episode of…