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 elevate and amplify business and arts partnerships,” he explains. The grants are available to registered South African creative organisations and practitioners, regardless of their size or level of experience.
To apply, interested partners are invited to submit a one-page formal letter of interest, including the project name, a brief description, the name of the business sponsor, and the nature of the sponsorship being offered (cash, in-kind, or both, with a specified rand value). This letter should be accompanied by the business sponsor’s letter of endorsement. Eligible applicants will then be invited to complete a full online application. The deadline for letters of interest for the current round of applications is 25 August 2023.
Applications are evaluated on a range of criteria including (but not limited to) the scale and impact of the project, artistic merit, feasibility, contribution to social cohesion, and the proposed project’s reach in relation to the available funding. Preference will be given to projects that offer tangible benefits to their business sponsor(s). BASA is a membership organisation, and preference will be given to projects where both the arts organisation and business sponsor(s) are BASA members.
For detailed criteria and guidelines, please visit https://basa.co.za/grants/supporting-grants/. The application deadline is 25 August 2023. For any enquiries, please contact SiphoMthiyane at email@example.com.
The BASA Supporting Grant programme is funded by the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture (DSAC).