IDC Gallery Showcases ‘Different Pathways’ Presented by Siyavuka Lateral Improvement Foundation

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA), in partnership with the IDC Gallery, will showcase ‘Different Pathways,’ a captivating group exhibition celebrating the richness of diversity and the uniqueness of individual journeys. Open from June 22 to July 19, 2024, this collection features works by a diverse array of talented artists, each exploring their personal experiences…

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 Vacancies: Debut Programme Administrator

POSITION : DEBUT PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATOR REPORTING LINE : PROGRAMMES MANAGER LOCATION : JOHANNESBURG CONTRACT TYPE : FIXED PERIOD (12 MONTHS) HOURS : 40 HOURS Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) is seeking a Debut Programme Administrator to join our team for a fixed period of 12 months. This is a full-time position that offers…

BASA Vacancies: Executive Assistant to CEO

POSITION : EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CEO REPORTING LINE : CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER LOCATION : JOHANNESBURG CONTRACT TYPE : FULL TIME PERMANENT HOURS : 40 HOURS PER WEEK Required Minimum Education / Training Diploma (or equivalent qualification) in Business Administration or relevant qualification. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience as an Executive Assistant (EA). Experience drafting…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…