450 Emerging Creatives shortlisted for the Debut Programme

The Debut Programme, aimed at empowering emerging creatives across South Africa, launches its Kickstarter Training phase for the third iteration with a virtual Welcome Event. This follows a highly successful recruitment drive that attracted 2,140 applications nationwide, showcasing the programme’s expanding reach and impact. From this exceptional pool, a diverse group of 450 talented artists…

Fourteen trailblazing SA creative producers selected for the game-changing Cultural Producers Programme.

In an environment where the creative sector often navigates challenges related to career sustainability, the Cultural Producers Programme steps forward to empower young talent. This initiative, delivered by the British Council in partnership with Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA), Common Purpose South Africa, and the Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE), aims to bridge the…

BASA hosts ‘My Debut Story’ Panel Discussion

Business and Arts South Africa gears up to host the ‘My Debut Story’ panel discussion, an integral part of our Debut Programme. Scheduled to take place on the 2nd of November 2023, this engaging discussion will be hosted at the prestigious Soweto Theatre. A remarkable assembly of select alumni from the second iteration of the…

BASA Supporting Grants Programme Now Accepting Applications

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) application window for the Supporting Grants Programme, funded by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, is now open. To date, the Supporting Grants Programme has provided support to over 1765 beneficiaries, injecting more than R46 million into the creative sector. Additionally, it has successfully leveraged in excess of R590…

Debut Programme Application Deadline Extended

The programme is aimed at empowering emerging artists in rural and peri-urban areas with the business acumen needed to become profitable creative entrepreneurs. It provides artists with skills development, mentorship and funding opportunities to support their creative ventures. To date, the Debut Programme has equipped more than 648 emerging creatives with business skills and development…

New Partners for BASA Awards

It’s not only economics that is driving an era of collaboration. Businesses who work with creatives are seeing the benefits of a left brain-right brain relationship to solve problems, deliver on their social investment and create clear and authentic messages that brands can align with. As Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) prepares for its…

26th BASA Awards Finalists Announced

Now in its 26th year, the annual BASA Awards are a testament to the power of forging connections between the seemingly disparate domains of business and the arts. For the first time since Covid-19, a live announcement of the 48 finalists (24 partnerships) for this year’s prestigious awards took place at the Living Room in…

New BASA Directors Appointed at 2023 AGM

Following a public call for nominations, Nizenande Machi, PJ Sabbagha, Phumza Rengqe and, Simon Camerer have been voted in as new Directors of the Board by the membership of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 17 August 2023. Zingisa Motloba, Chairperson of BASA, expressed her…

Apply for a BASA Supporting Grant

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) invites compelling creative and corporate partnerships to activate their collaboration by applying for a Supporting Grant. “Supporting Grants are the heart of BASA’s vision, mission and purpose,” says BASA CEO Ashraf Jacobs-Johaardien. “Funded by an allocation from the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, the programme designed to…

BASA Call for Board Nominations

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has four 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…

Visualise a New Perspective this Youth Day

As an extension of the broader Halls’ Breathe For It campaign, the IDC is launching ‘Infinite Perspectives: A Contemporary Celebration of the Young Artist’ on Youth Day 2023. This new showcase will provide an additional opportunity for the nine Halls’ mentees to present their talent to a wider audience while offering attendees a unique viewpoint…

26th BASA Awards Nominations Open

Nominations for the annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards are open. Compelling business and arts partnerships which took place in 2022 are invited to enter. Now in its 26th year, the BASA Awards singles out arts and business partnerships and initiatives that have positively impacted the creative, cultural, and business sectors. Says BASA…

BASA invites Supporting Grant applications

The Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Supporting Grants Programme is open for applications. Funded by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, to date more than 1700 beneficiaries have received support of over R43 million through the programme, leveraging in excess of R567 million in sponsorship from the business sector. A non-profit company that…

CALL FOR BASA PESP4 REVIEW PANEL NOMINATIONS

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) role in the implementation of PESP4 is focused on ensuring that the jobs created to provide meaningful work experience for participants, which will assist them on their journey into the wider labour market, making participants ‘work ready’ as the economic recovery creates more sustainable jobs. An initiative of the…

Supporting grants: a catalyst for partnerships

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has been at the forefront of bridging the gap between the business and creative industries for more than two decades. The BASA Supporting Grants Programme has been instrumental in cementing a wide range of business and arts partnerships for creative projects nationally. “Generously funded through an annual allocation from…

APPLY FOR BASA PESP4 FUNDING

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 (PESP4) grant funding. The Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP4) aims to create opportunities in the creative and cultural sectors with a focus on shared value. It is a…

BASA and IDC Partner to Showcase Creatives

Drawing inspiration from the spirit of connection, mutability, and the organic nature of a culture in flux and emergence, WHAT I SAW IN THE WATER is a group exhibition that brings together three unique artists connected to the annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards. Since 2022, BASA and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)…

BASA Vacancies: Marketing Assistant

Marketing Assistant Assist the Marketing team with day to day operations as well as executing strategic campaigns and initiatives. The successful candidate will help to co-ordinate content, track results, build relationships with our stakeholders and serve as the intermediary between Marketing and other teams within BASA. Department: Marketing Contract Type: One year (Renewable) Reporting Line: Marketing Manager Location: Melville,…

Call for Applications: CATHSSETA Internships

Arts and Culture internship programme opens for applications  Arts & Culture at the University of Johannesburg is calling for applications for internships funded by the Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA).  A range of internships are available at several arts and culture organisations including: UJ Arts & Culture– Interns…

New Directors voted to BASA Board

Following a public call for nominations in August 2022, Lindiwe Letwaba, Lakin Morgan-Baaitjies, and Michael Garbett have been voted in as new Directors of the Board by the membership of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) at the organisation’s hybrid in-person and virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 September. Letwaba, Morgan-Baaitjies, and…