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 (hopefully loads more) to help people stay warm during the chilly winter months. Each department will nominate a charity of their choice to receive the blankets. READ MORE https://www.nandos.co.za/work/about-us
The National School of the Arts (NSA) has reactivated their BackaBuddy campaign and are appealing to friends, family and the extended arts community to enable them to reach their fundraising goal of “21 Bursaries for 2021”. The campaign has raised R159 383.78 and the goal is to raise R554 400.00 by the end of the year. READ MORE https://www.backabuddy.co.za/champion/project/21-for-2021
RMB’s has collaborated with artist John Meyer and the Everard Read/Circa gallery to facilitated a virtual tour of Meyer’s poignantly magnificent exhibition, Mandela: A life’s journey, celebrates the life and career of one of South Africa most important statesman. READ MORE https://www.rmb.co.za/page/mandela-a-lifes-journey
BASA has made 67 Artist Relief Grants for medical assistance available to creatives diagnosed with or hospitalised due to COVID-19.
All creative sector practitioners infected with COVID-19 are eligible to apply for this medical relief from BASA. Grants are awarded on a first-come basis. READ MORE https://basa.co.za/grants/artist-relief-grants/
Tag #BIZARTZA on social media to let us know who you’ll be marking #MANDELADAY2021 and remember you can make every day a Mandela Day, by taking action and inspiring change.