BASA is committed to keeping the conversation with our community alive and thriving. We adhere to the principles of corporate governance, which includes transparency of endeavours, by publishing our annual report, and making available our annual financial statements.

We also want to maintain discourse, discussion and debate of our past, current and forthcoming events and activities, through various media, including our biannual Bizart_ZA publication, Creative Feel supplements, media releases, and our BASA News. Stay current with BASA’s Publications suite – for the latest reports, musings and reviews from our team, our business partners, and the creative industry as a whole.

Media Releases

Recent BASA media releases. Find out everything you need to know about our most important events and programmes.

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The latest news about the South African creative industry as well as news about BASA.

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Annual Reports

The Chairperson’s statement, our vision and mission, the Chief Executive Officer’s review, governance, strategic overview, grants and report-back status, schedule of special projects.

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Case Studies

Best practice case studies from BASA and our partners.

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Launched as a platform for plural voices and points of view, BIZART_ZA is a publication that articulates the role, place and purpose of BASA on the African cultural landscape.

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Creative feel Column

Creative Feel is a monthly column by Ashraf Johaardien, an award-winning playwright, performer and producer. He is the CEO of BASA and a PhD candidate with the Unit for Creative Writing at the University of Pretoria.

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Listen to the latest BASA podcasts. With a variety of hosts and invited experts, we cover topics such as leadership through adversity, the BASA awards, Artist Relief Grants, stories from our Debut Programme participants and more.

Listen to Podcasts


The University of Johannesburg’s UNFESTIVAL partnered by BASA is an opportunity to show up, even if you can’t – by buying a ticket to nothing. Well, maybe something, you’ll have to buy a ticket to see…

Visit the UNFESTIVAL SA website