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…

BASA Vacancies

Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has been awarded the tender to produce the 5th edition of the SOCreative Hubs Summit 2022 and an impactful new cultural producers leadership development programme, supported by the British Council Cultural Economy programme and partnered by Common Purpose South Africa. If your skills and experience match one of…

Call out: BASA Supporting Grants

The Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Supporting Grants Programme augments and amplifies powerful partnerships between business and arts partners to effect meaningful social change. “BASA grant making has a significantly different purpose compared to other more conventional arts funding models,” comments BASA CEO, Ashraf Johaardien. “The purpose of our Supporting Grants has never been…

BASA Debuts Artpreneurs

Partnered by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has successfully taken 120 new and emerging creatives to market with the launch of DEBUT ONLINE https://debut.basa.co.za. The programme extends the support BASA is providing to each participant in this innovative, entrepreneurial programme by both amplifying their footprint and…

Debut Online Launch

Partnered by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC), Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) will be taking 120 new and emerging creatives to market on 15 November with the launch of the DEBUT ONLINE. The online showcase will profile the participants as well as provide a platform for audience to vote for them…

New leadership for BASA Board

Zingisa Motloba has been appointed as the new Board Chairperson of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and Hilton Lawler is the new Deputy Chair. Ms Motloba succeeds Charmaine Soobramoney, who stepped down at the September 2021 BASA Annual General Meeting after serving as Chair for the past four years. Mr Lawler takes the Deputy…

BASA appoints new non-executive director

Msimeki Nkatingi has been appointed as a non-executive director on the Board of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA). Mr Nkatingi was elected at the BASA Annual General Meeting held on 30 September 2021. He is the founder and Managing Director of MIN Creative Co (Pty) Ltd, a branding and marketing agency. He graduated…

2021 BASA Awards Showcase

uKhoiKhoi featuring Yogin Sullaphen and Anelisa Stuurman (aka Annalyzer), Manthe Ribane and Dear Ribane, Lebo Mashile, Masasa Mbangeni, Vuyani Dance Theatre, Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and the National School of the Arts are just some of the emerging and established artists and art organisations that have been showcased at the annual BASA Awards. “While the key focus…

BASA Call for Nominations

BASA Call for Nominations Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has a vacancy on the Board of Directors. The purpose of this notice is to call for nominations for a new member to fill this position. The current Board comprises 12 Non-Executive Directors and one Executive Director, all of whom contribute to the overall…

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…

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…

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…

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.…