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ACT BACK ON THE ARTS SCENE (article first published : 2003-04-9)

A revitalised, refocused Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is set to make an impact on local arts, culture and heritage projects. To kick off this fresh approach, the trust is calling for applications for the funding of arts, culture and heritage projects in South Africa. The closing date for applications is May 23.

ACT has the mandate of attracting and providing funding for the sustainable development and growth of arts, culture and heritage in the country, and holds Proudly South African status.

The trust was founded in 1994 by the Ministry of Arts and Culture, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, Nedbank, Sun International and Vodacom Foundation. Since its inception, ACT has proved a consistent and sustainable source of funding for the arts. During ACTís last funding cycle, close to R1 million was given in cash grants to selected projects and bursaries. ACT provides funding across the broad scope of artistic endeavour, including film, music, dance, craft, literature and visual art, and places much emphasis on the ongoing upliftment of communities, groups and individuals.

Driven by CEO Wendeen Lieberman, who took over the administration of ACT mid-2002, ACT has redefined its role as a sizeable funder of arts endeavours. For its forthcoming funding cycle in June 2003, ACT will focus on five areas of development: job creation; creative skills; management skills; cultural diversity, awareness and understanding (the promotion of local cultures and facilitation of cultural exchange) and cultural tourism and marketing (the expansion of the local and international markets for SA culture).

Criteria to be considered in funding includes the merit of the project, the impact the project will make in its focus area, the developmental aspect of the project to be funded, its sustainability, its capacity in terms of structure and management skills and the profile of the project in the public domain. Applications received will be reviewed by the ACT Board of Trustees according to these criteria.

A limited number of bursaries will also be awarded to formal and non-formal educational institutions specialising in arts and culture, according to set criteria. ACT does not consider individual bursary applications.

Visit www.act.org.za for further information on the funding criteria and ACT, and application forms.




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