The Annual BASA Awards recognise support of and partnerships with the arts, particularly from the private sector. It is BASA’s flagship event and assists in promoting mutually beneficial, equitable and sustainable partnerships with the arts. The awards categories encompass all creative mediums and a wide spectrum of partnerships. In addition, special awards are made annually at the discretion of the BASA Board of Directors to celebrate remarkable contributions by individuals, organisations and businesses.

To enter the Annual BASA Awards, either the arts organisation/project or the sponsor must nominate their 2020 partnership by submitting an entry via BASA’s online entry platform (refer to BASA Awards Guidelines and Criteria for requirements).

Once the BASA Awards have been judged, the finalists and winners will be announced and profiled through Business and Arts South Africa’s various platforms and media partners.


Supporting information, links and documents related to the BASA Awards.

For more information on the BASA Awards, please email the Awards team on or call 063 669 6281 during business hours.

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The BASA Awards 2021 are made possible through the generous support of Hollard.