BASA Awards

The 20th Annual BASA Awards

Eleven partnerships were honoured at the 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, during an arts-filled event attended by representatives of the business and arts community.

These prestigious awards honour exceptional projects that demonstrate the positive and sustainable impact of dynamic business and arts partnerships. This year was also a moment for Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) to celebrate its 20th year, an important milestone for the organisation.

20 years ago, a partnership between several South African corporates and the current Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) saw the founding of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). Over the past two decades the association has grown to include a wide spread of different stakeholders including 126 business members, the creative sector, organisations within the Southern African region, and a growing slate of project-specific partners.

Winners in this year’s award categories provide inspiring and compelling insights into the role that the arts play in connecting people and enabling transformation – and the different ways that business can support this.

“The Awards this year demonstrate great partnerships and the power of ongoing sustainability.  Once again it highlights the absolute need to ensure that the arts remain integral to our society – growing cultural capital and social engagement,” commented Michelle Constant, CEO of BASA.

“Hollard’s partnership with BASA is testament to the power of business and the arts working together,” added Heidi Brauer, Chief Marketing Officer at Hollard. “Fostering collaboration between business and the arts brings positive change and enables better futures: For artists, via the exposure that the Awards generate; for business, through the creativity engendered by the process of working together; and for society as a whole, through the conversation and engagement around the beautiful works that are produced.”

“The originality manifested in the arts is both an inspiration to businesspeople and an articulate demonstration of how creativity can enhance human interaction and social collaboration. Tonight has showcased just how successful this can be,” said Tim Cohen, Business Day Editor.

The 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, were held at Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site against the stunning natural backdrop of the Khatlhampi Private Reserve. The day’s experience was inspired by this year’s theme, Disruption. The guests were treated to an experience from the moment they arrived at the venue, with  memorable performances throughout the Sculpture Park itself. They were given the time to explore this remarkable space where nature meets art. The performances – in the form of activations – were provided by Buskaid, Moving Into Dance Mophatong, The Field Band Foundation, Olifantland and Vuyani Dance Company – all arts organisations which have benefitted from the positive impact of business has had on art through collaboration.

To mark the invaluable contributions BASA has made to South Africa’s arts landscape over the last 20 years, five illustrators – Karabo Poppy Moletsane, Imile Wepener, Ndumiso Nyoni, Johan de Lange and Ben Grib – were commissioned to visually narrate some of the organisation’s most significant milestones. Each of the 20th BASA Awards trophies, which were given to the deserving recipients tonight, features one of these beautiful illustrations.

Special thanks were extended to everyone who has contributed to the growth and success of BASA over the last two decades including the DAC, BASA board members, founding CEO Nicola Danby and founding Chair, Mary Slack. Acknowledgement was also given to all the business and art organisations that have supported and nurtured arts and culture in South Africa.

This year’s judging panel, which comprised Gianni Mariano, co-founder and CEO of the Mastrantonio group of companies, BASA board member and BASA Awards Chairman; Dali Tambo, media and heritage-tourism entrepreneur; Mandie van der Spuy, arts consultant and BASA board member; Kojo Baffoe, founder of Project Fable and KayaFM presenter; Nicolette du Plessis, CEO of the Field Band Foundation; Theresho Selesho, Director, Business Development at Boondoggle SA and entrepreneur; Christina Kennedy, arts and culture journalist and commentator; and Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation, was also thanked.

“Today was a fitting and fabulous event for an organisation with 20 years under its belt!  Thank you to everyone who supported it, and believes in the value of the arts!“ said CEO Michelle Constant.

 

20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day Winners

Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) – Marianne Fassler and breinstorm BA- for The Evidence of Things Not Seen exhibition and Visible Tones online and social media public participation project

Flanagan & Gerard Investments (Pty) Ltd & The Coloured Cube – Springs Mall Artwork Project

SA Taxi Foundation – SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited & The French Institute of South Africa for Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning Exhibition

Sasol & Association of Arts Pretoria for Sasol New Signatures

M-Net and DStv & The Cape Town Carnival Trust for The Cape Town Carnival

GE Africa Innovation Centre & CulArt Productions for Paragon Architects and GE Sub Saharan Africa for GE Africa Innovation Centre Localisation and Industrial Design

Mathews and Associates Architects cc & Cool Capital for Saadjies

Classic FM South Africa (Pty) Ltd & The Buskaid Trust for The Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble’s Annual Concert in the Linder

Rand Merchant Bank & ASSITEJ SA for Kickstarter Creative Arts Project

Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel & The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative for My Body My Space Public Arts Festival 2016

 

Special Award recipients honoured at 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day

Human rights activist, Justice Albie Sachs, the Swiss cultural centre, Pro Helvetia and law firm Webber Wentzel, have all been honoured with Special Awards at the 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day.

The Special Awards are selected by the Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Board of Directors and celebrate remarkable contributions by individuals, businesses, and organisations to the sustainability of South Africa’s arts.    The awards promote the core goals of BASA’s strategy, i.e. to act as a change-maker, and to facilitate connectivity and sustainability through robust and ongoing research and diverse public, private and civil society programmes.

Justice Albie Sachs was named this year’s Art Champion, while the Chairman’s Premier Award went to Webber Wentzel for pro bono legal service offered to the Gerard Sekoto Foundation from 1986 – 2017.    Pro Helvetia, was honoured with the Diplomacy in the Arts Award for ongoing support of diverse arts projects in Southern Africa.

“This year’s Special Awards winners are powerful endorsements of the ability of individuals, businesses and other organisations to make an impact on South Africa’s arts sector and highlight the extensive work that BASA is doing in creating exciting and innovative partnerships,” said Andre Le Roux, Chairman of the BASA Board.

Art Champion recipient Justice Albie Sachs’ appreciation for art began as a child.    While in exile during the ‘80s, he acquired some of his most precious South African artworks.    A highlight of Justice Sachs’ involvement and support for the arts is the Constitutional Court Art Collection.   In 1994, when he was appointed Justice of the Constitutional Court, Sachs together with former Justice Yvonne Mokgoro, sought the input of dozens of artists – local and international, renowned and amateur – as they decorated the court.    The collection, which is available for the public to see, currently holds over 450 pieces by local and international artists and was assembled as a symbol of one of the founding principles of South Africa’s radical new Constitution namely, Humanity.

Sachs, who currently resides on the boards of both the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa as well as the National Arts Festival, recognises the power of artworks to enable transformative moments of exchange and, in that way, fundamentally alter the ways in which we interact with one another.

“Judge Sachs has served on the National Arts Festival Board since 2008 and, in his tenure, has brought his considerable passion for the arts; his empathy; and his intellectual curiosity to bear on all that we do. He is a formidable ally in our ongoing mission to sustain the arts sector and position it to make a contribution to the rebuilding of our country. This BASA award is an acknowledgement of the entirety and integrity of his contribution – both seen and unseen – and we extend our warmest congratulations to him,” Ayanda Mjekula, National Arts Festival Chairman.

The Diplomacy in the Arts Award is given in recognition of foreign missions that contribute to the development and preservation of the arts in South Africa, as well as the continued prioritisation of cultural diplomacy between South Africa and the international community.

Pro Helvetia’s reaches out to most countries in the Southern African region in order to promote artistic and cultural exchange.    While raising awareness of Swiss contemporary arts in the region, Pro Helvetia forges ties with local organisations and event organisers.    In the process, it develops and nurtures long-term partnerships, initiates co-productions with artists from the region and organises tours and residencies.   Their programmes are interdisciplinary and exploratory in nature, placing special emphasis on music, contemporary dance and theatre, as well as visual and digital arts and design.

Pro Helvetia encourages initiatives that forge connections between the world of the arts and other fields of inquiry and work.    It also supports exchanges around critical issues and questions facing artists and the arts field within the differently demanding and complex realities of Southern Africa and Switzerland.

The Chairman’s Premier Award is made at the discretion of the Chairman of BASA and recognises sustained and extraordinary commitment to the arts in South Africa.    This year’s recipient is Webber Wentzel for providing pro bono legal services to the Gerard Sekoto Foundation (GSF) for almost 30 years.

Gerard Sekoto is considered by many to be the ‘Father of South African Art’.    As a South African, some of his works have achieved extremely high value on the international art market with pieces carried in private and corporate collections around the world.

Since the original founding of the Gerard Sekoto Foundation, Webber Wentzel’s legal team has provided free legal advice in researching Sekoto’s life, searching for his artworks and publishing books about his art.    To date, the law firm has provided pro bono work to the GSF to the value of R12 million.

BASA Awards

BASA Awards Categories

 

THE 20TH ANNUAL BASA AWARDS, PARTNERED BY HOLLARD & BUSINESS DAY, FINALISTS ARE:

 Innovation Award   

  1. Anglo American South Africa & Drama for Life for Unravelling HIV/AIDS Through Real Stories Project
  2. Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) – Marianne Fassler and breinstorm BA- for The Evidence of Things Not Seen exhibition and Visible Tones online and social media public participation project
  3. Paramount Group & The Ichikowitz Family Foundation for #IAMCONSTITUTION Campaign
  4. Quality Beverages & Eddy Cassar Public Relations and Promotions for The Jive Capea Town Funny Festival

 First Time Sponsor Award

  1. Top Seven (Pty) Ltd T/A Benon Lutaaya & Bag Factory Artists’ Studios for Young Female Residency Award
  2. Environmental Assurance (Pty) Ltd (ENVASS) for iThemba Tower
  3. Flanagan & Gerard Investments (Pty) Ltd & The Coloured Cube for Springs Mall Artwork Project
  4. GE Africa Innovation Centre & CulArt Productions for Paragon Architects and GE Sub Saharan Africa for GE Africa Innovation Centre Localisation and Industrial Design

 Increasing Access to the Arts Award

  1. Friends of Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) – Marianne Fassler and breinstorm BA for The Evidence of Things Not Seen exhibition and Visible Tones online and social media public participation project
  2. Mathews and Associates Architects cc & Cool Captial for Cool Capital #saadjies
  3. Rand Merchant Bank & ASSITEJ SA for Kickstarter Creative Arts Project
  4. SA Taxi Foundation for SA Taxi Foundation Art Award
  5. The Forum Company & Turbine Art Fair for Turbine Art Fair presented by The Forum Company

Beyond Borders Partnership Award

  1. BNP Paribas (Incorporated in France) & Black Tie Ensemble Trust t/a Gauteng Opera for BNP Paribas Dream Up Project for Gauteng Opera Academy
  2. French Institute South Africa & Dance Forum for DANCE UMBRELLA 2016: TOYI TOYI
  3. Saint-Gobain Construction Products South Africa for Africa Architecture Awards
  4. The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited for Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning Exhibition

Long Term Partnership Award

  1. M-Net and DStv & The Cape Town Carnival Trust for The Cape Town Carnival
  2. PPC Ltd for PPC Imaginarium
  3. Rand Merchant Bank & Mzansi Youth Choir Foundation for RMB/Mzansi Youth Choir Collaboration – Collaborating for a Creative Economy
  4. Sasol & Association of Arts Pretoria for Sasol New Signatures

 Media Sponsorship Award

  1. ABSA & Parts & Labour for Drawings in the Sky
  2. DeskLink Media / Creative Feel & Vuyani Dance Theatre for Joys of Sharing
  3. M-Net and DStv & The Cape Town Carnival Trust for The Cape Town Carnival
  4. New Pan Hellenic Voice & Artsvark for Arts Podcasts

 Strategic Project Award

  1. GE Africa Innovation Centre & CulArt Productions for Paragon Architects and GE Sub Saharan Africa for GE Africa Innovation Centre Localisation and Industrial Design
  2. Johannesburg Development Agency for My-Alex – Youth Perception of Place
  3. Nando’s Chickenland (Pty) Ltd & Yellowwoods Art for Nando’s Artists Society
  4. Rand Merchant Bank & Mzansi Youth Choir Foundation for RMB/Mzansi Youth Choir Collaboration – Collaborating for a Creative Economy

 Small Business Award 

  1. CN&CO for CN&CO&TheArts
  2. Mathews and Associates Architects cc & Cool Capital for Cool Capital #saadjies
  3. Sinoville Fabrics T/A Blue Label Yarns for 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day

 Sponsorship In Kind Award

  1. Air France & French Institute South Africa for Henri Matisse: Rhythm and Meaning Exhibition
  2. Classic FM South Africa (Pty) Ltd & The Buskaid Trust for The Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble’s Annual Concert in the Linder
  3. De Rust Wine Estate for Hope@PaulCluver
  4. Event Alchemy & Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Southern Africa for On The Move
  5. Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company & The Naledi Theatre Awards for The 2016 Naledi Theatre Awards

 Development Award

  1. MTN SA Foundation & NWU Gallery for Art Safari for Kids
  2. Rand Merchant Bank & ASSITEJ SA for Kickstarter Creative Arts Project
  3. Rand Merchant Bank & Drama for Life for Drama for Life Mvuso Schools and Community Education Project
  4. Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA)& Puku Children’s Literature Foundation for Puku Afri-kids Story Festival

 Cultural Tourism Award, supported by Nedbank 

  1. Cape Town Tourism and Maboneng Township Arts Experience for The Maboneng Township Arts Experience Local Tourism Enterprise Accelerator
  2. Gooderson Kloppenheim Country Estate Hotel & The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative for My Body My Space Public Arts Festival 2016
  3. Joburg Property Company & Gallery Momo & The Trinity Session for Council Chamber of Totems Public Art Competition

 

For more information regarding the BASA Awards, please contact Teboho Sandamela teboho@basa.co.za   011 447 2295

Art Champion Award
Herman Mashaba

Diplomacy in the Arts Award
The British Council South Africa

Arts and Environment Award, supported by Nedbank
MayFord Seeds for the In Tune With Nature: The Dutch Evening, Last Night of the Proms, and Symphony Choir Concerts

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
Nando’s Chickenland (Pty) Ltd. for The Chicken Run

International Sponsorship Award
Redefine Properties Limited for the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble – UK Tour

Strategic Project Award
Rand Merchant Bank for War Horse

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. for The Magnet Theatre Educational Trust’s Youth Training and Development Programmes

Chairman’s Premier Award
Rand Merchant Bank and The Handspring Puppet Company

Skills Support and Mentor of the Year Award
Francois Adriaan

First Time Sponsor Award
Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (REDISA) for the Puku Story Festival

Innovation Award
PPC Cement (Pty) Ltd. for the Cool Capital PPC Public Bench Project

Media Sponsorship Award
SAfm for the SAfm Playwriting Competition

Small Business Award
African Music Instruments for the Access Music Project

Long Term Partnership Award
Standard Bank of South Africa Limited for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz

Innovation Award
Radio Sonder Grense RSG – RSG Kunstefees 2013

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
Rand Merchant Bank – National School of the Arts Festival of Fame

Long Term Partnership Award, supported by Stephan Welz & Co.
Standard Bank of South Africa Limited – Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Grahamstown

Small Business Award
Buz Publicity – ASSITEJ SA

Sponsorship in Kind Award
Adams & Adams – Design Indaba

Arts & the Environment Award, supported by Nedbank
Siemens (Pty) Ltd – Tree of Wisdom

Diplomacy in the Arts
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Chairman’s Premier Award
Spier

Chairman’s Premier Award
Distell Foundation

First Time Sponsor Awards
Bidvest Group Limited for the Opening of the new Wits Art Museum

Innovation Award
PPC Ltd for Re-imagine Concrete: Suzaan Heyns Spring/Summer 2012

Media Sponsorship Award
Ukhozi FM for the Unyaka Wesethembiso Season 2

Single Strategic Project Award
adidas Originals South Africa for I ART JOBURG

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Europcar for Clowns Without Borders South Africa

Youth Development Award
Sasol Limited for the South African National Youth Orchestra and Rand Merchant Bank for the Durban Music School

First Time Sponsor Award
Auto & General Insurance Company Limited – Auto & General Theatre on the Square

International Sponsorship Award
Bank of America – Gerard Sekoto : Song for Sekoto Exhibition

Media Sponsorship Award
The Witness Newspaper – The Witness Hilton Arts Festival

Strategic Project Award
KPMG Services (Pty) Ltd – “We are KPMG”

Development Award
Redefine Properties (Pty) Limited – Buskaid Music Academy

Mentor of the Year
Dale Smith – Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company

Art Champion Award
Dorothea Moors

Art Champion Award
Jack Ginsberg

Arts and Environment supported by Nedbank –

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
Johannesburg Development Agency for the Diepsloot Public Artworks Programme

International Sponsorship Award
Norges Musikkorpes Forbund (Norwegian Band Federation) for the Field Band Foundation – Bands Crossing Borders

Mentor of the Year Award supported by Etana
Hilton Lawler for Assemblage

Small Business Award
Alexander Bar & Café – Alexander Upstairs

Long Term Partnership Award supported, by Stephan Weltz & CO.
ArcelorMittal South Africa for Southern Guild Collectable Design Gallery

Arts & Environment Award, supported by Nedbank
The uMngeni Municipality for the Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Art Champion Award
Mary Slack

Arts and Environment Award supported by Nedbank
Beacon Island Resort for Site_Specific

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
Izwi Lomzansi 98.0 FM for Love in the Air

International Sponsorship Award
Nando‟s Chickenland Ltd for Nando‟s Art Collection

Mentor of the Year Awards supported by Etana
Alecia Nkadimeng for The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative

Small Business Award
Pinpoint One Human Resource for Artist Proof Studio

Sustainable Partnership Award
Sasol for the Sasol New Signature Art Competition

Chairman’s Premier Award
Artist Proof Studio

First Time Sponsor Award
Hyundai Automotive South Africa for the MK Awards

Innovation Award
AngloGold Ashanti Limited for Streets of Gold – The Musical

Media Sponsorship Award
Izwi Lomzansi 98.0 FM for Love in the Air

Single Strategic Project Award
Interactive Africa for Acre Road – Your Street

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Magnetic Storm for Showtime Theatre Awards and Musical

Youth Development Award
Santam Limited for The Santam‟s Child Art Programme

Art Champion Award
Benji Liebmann/Nirox Foundation

Arts and Environment Award supported by Nedbank
Pikitup for Tomorrow’s Joy by Such Initiative

First Time Sponsor Award
Youngblood Africa Culture Development for Remix Dance Company/Baxter Theatre Centre

Innovation Award
Brandhouse Beverages: Johnnie Walker for Johnnie Walker Celebrating Strides 2010 Awards: Welcome Msomi and Stable Theatre

Media Sponsorship Award
DeskLink Media/ CLASSICFEEL for Dance Umbrella

Single Strategic Project Award
Hollard Insurance Company Limited for Spier Architectural Arts

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Deloitte for Artist Proof Studio

Youth Development Award
Cell C for Durban Music School

Chairman’s Premier Award
The Keiskamma Trust

Diplomacy in the Arts Award
Goethe Institut South Africa / Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
Pretoria Portland Cement Company Ltd for from the hip: kulumakahle – Tell-Tale Signs Schools Tour

International Sponsorship Award
Total South Africa Pty Limited for The Buskaid Trust

Mentor of the Year Award supported by Etana
Ilka Dunne (mentor to the National Eisteddfod Academy)

Small Business Award
Le Canard Restaurant for The South African Ballet Theatre (SABT)

Sustainable Partnership Award
Absa for SANAVA Absa L’Atelier

Art Champion Award
Dick Enthoven

Innovation Award
Johannesburg Development Agency for the BRT Station Public Art Project

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
Plascon Paints SA(Pty) Ltd for Africa meets Africa: Ndebele women painting in the city

Sustainable Partnership Award
Standard Bank of South Africa for Standard Bank Young Artist Awards

Media Sponsorship Award
The Witness Printing and Publishing Company for the Witness Hilton Arts Festival

Small Business Award
The Movers Company also known as Bakgat Movers for the Suidoosterfees

Mentor of the Year Award
Hilton Lawler for –
Origins Centre Association‟

Chairman’s Premier Award
South African Schools Festivals and the Grahamstown Foundation, Standard Bank of South Africa and Sasol Ltd

First Time Sponsor Award
Kwelapele Investments (Pty) Ltd t/a Modern Autohaus BMW for the Mo-bil-ity: Artists in Residence

International Sponsorship Award
Air Liquide (Pty) Ltd for the Rendezvous Art Project

Sponsorship In Kind Award (Certificate)
Studio 5 for the Thuthuka Jewellery Development Programme

Single Strategic Project Awards
The Grand Daddy Hotel for „Daddy Bloom‟

Youth Development Award
Fairheads for the
 “UCT Clanwilliam Arts Development Project‟

Premier Award
Field Band Foundation and its raft of business partners including De Beers, PG Group, PG Bison, Anglo American, Remgro/Venfin, Stefanutti Stocks, Investec, KPMG and Ogilvy in Durban

First Time Sponsor Award
Rainbow Chicken Ltd for the Catelina Theatre

International Sponsorship Award
Standard Bank for Marlene Dumas Intimate Relations

Media Sponsorship Award
The Times for their Art Page

Sponsorship by a Small Business Award
Symfony Digital Solutions for Chew Magazine

Strategic Sponsorship Award
Sandton Business Improvement District for Sandton Central Arts Programme

Barloworld Artworks Mentor of the Year Award
Gary Ninow for Umcebo Trust and Yvette Nowell for Valued Citizen’s Initiative

Best Use of a commission of New Art
Industrial Development Corporation for Mobile Exhibition

Increasing Access to the Arts Award
First National Bank for the Joburg Art Fair and Exclusive Books for the Ndodeni Library

Long Term Development Award
Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation for Little Artists

Single Project Award
MTN for the South African Music Awards

Sponsorship in Kind Award
HCI Foundation for their support of the Baxter Theatre Centre

Youth Sponsorship Award
ABSA for Addicted to Life

Best Use Of Commission of New Art Award
Sandton Central Management District for Sandton Central Illumination Project The Why Men

Increasing Access to the Arts Awards
Exclusive Books

Long Term Development Award
Pick n Pay for ‘The Zama Dance School’ in Gugulethu and Standard Bank for the „Standard Bank African Art Collection‟ at the University of Witwatersrand

Single Project Award
Rand merchant Bank for „The Magic Flute‟

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Primi World for „Primi Live‟

Youth Sponsorship Awards
TBWA \ Hunt \ Lascaris for Room 13

Barloworld Artworks Mentor of the Year Award
Gillian Crawford for working with Artist Proof Studio and Gail Lemmert for working with the National Children’s Theatre

First Time Sponsor Awards
Tsogo Sun for II Teatro and SA premier of The Lion King

International Sponsorship Awards
Telkom SA Ltd for „The Lion King‟

Media Sponsorship Awards
Talk Radio 702 for Africa Remix

Sponsorship By A Small Business Award
Coal Stove Productions for Off the Shelf

Strategic Sponsorship Award
Cell C for Cell C Gospel Festival

The Chairman’s Premier Award
Nando’s South Africa

Best Use Of Commission of New Art Award
The Sunday Times for the Sunday Times Heritage Project

Increasing Access to the Arts Awards
Edgars for Edgars Music Series at the Bassline Jazz Club and Silke Financial Services for Ikwezi Art Centre

Long Term Development Award
PPC for the Owl House Foundation and Smuts Cottage

Single Project Award
Levi Strauss South Africa for Levi’s Young Guns

Sponsorship In Kind Award
CLASSICFEEL for „Young Woman Artists Series 2006and Deneys Reitz for pro bono legal advice to various arts projects

Youth Sponsorship Awards
Sanlam for Sanlam Prize for Youth Literature

Barloworld Artworks Mentor of the Year Award
Irma Albers of Distell, for working with From the Hip: Khulumakahle and Pamela Grayman, for working with Ballet Theatre Afrikan

First Time Sponsor Awards
Mogalakwena River Lodge for Synergy Contemporary Bead Art Exhibition and South African Police Service for Motswedi Literary Competition

International Sponsorship Awards
Standard Bank for Picasso and Africa

Media Sponsorship Awards
Die Burger (Media 24) for Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

Sponsorship By A Small Business Award
Pinpoint One Human Resources for Artist Proof Studio

Strategic Sponsorship Award
ABSA for ABSA Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees

The Chairman’s Premier Award
No award made

Best Use Of Commission of New Art Award
Legacy Group Holdings for Raphael Mural Art Project

Increasing Access to the Arts Awards
Cell C for Cell C – Sound of the City and Johannesburg Zoo for Edoardo Villa Exhibition  at the Johannesburg Zoo

Long Term Development Award
PPC Cement for PPC Young Concrete Sculptors Awards

Single Project Award
RAU Trust for University Of Johannesburg Art Centre

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Premier Foods for Zindala Zombili

Youth Sponsorship Award
Primi World for Live at Primi

Barloworld Artworks Mentor of the Year Award
Gianni Mariano

First Time Sponsor Award
Renault SA (Pty) Ltd for Renault Art and Culture

International Sponsorship Award
Vodacom Group for „Unisa International Music Competition

Media Sponsorship Award
The Herald (Johnnic Communications Eastern Cape) for The Herald Showtime Awards & Revue

Sponsorship By A Small Business Award
Bean Bag Bohemia for „BBB Independent Museum/Gallery of Durban Culture and Peter Kroll Designer Tiles CC (Pk Tiles) for Swimming Pool Mosaic Project and Thengo Security Services for Bowadepro Writing and Acting Project

Strategic Sponsorship Award
SABC for Making Wave an Exhibition of work from the SABC Art Collection

The Chairman’s Premier Award
Hollard for the restoration and renewal of Villa Arcadia

Best Use Of Commission of New Art Award
Anglo Gold Ashanti for Tall Horse

Increasing Access to the Arts Awards
National Port Authority for Port/Harbour Festival in Port Elizabeth

Long Term Development Award
Spier Holdings for Spier Arts Summer Season

Single Project Award
De Beers Consolidated Mines for „The Gerard Sekoto Foundation Murals Project

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Crown Relocations for Cow Parade SA

Youth Sponsorship Award
South African Rights Organisation for SAMRO Endowment for the National Arts (SENA) Music and Study Award Scheme

First Time Sponsor Award
Clear Channel Independent for Art of Humanity Breaking the Silence HIV/AIDS billboard campaign and Deutsche Bank for Little Artists Project and Exhibition

International Sponsorship Award
Nando’s Chicken Restaurants UK

Media Sponsorship Award
Clear Channel Independent for Art Humanity Breaking the Silence HIV/AIDS billboard campaign and Umhlobo Wenene FM for Joyous Celebration

Sponsorship By A Small Business Award
Daddy buy me a pony (a 9November Union Company) for Out in Africa South African Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Strategic Sponsorship Award
Cell C (Pty) Ltd for C for the City

The Chairman’s Premier Award
Cell C (Pty) Ltd

Best Use Of Commission of New Art Award
SAFM, an SABC Radio Station for The Gerard Sekoto Foundation

Increasing Access to the Arts Awards
Golden Arrow Foundation for the Artscape Theatre Centre

Long Term Development Award
MultiChoice Africa for MultiChoice Vuka! Awards

Single Project Award
Brett Kebble for The Brett Kebble Art Awards and MTN Group Ltd for Rorke’s Drift: Empowering Prints Exhibition

Sponsorship In Kind Award
Gensec for the National Eisteddfod Academy – Di Konokono Festival

Youth Sponsorship Award
altex Oil for Isicathamiya High School Choir Competition

First Time Sponsor Award
Big Bang Down Clothes & General Dealer for Hlanganani-Kopanang Theatre and Hadeco (Pty) Ltd for The Tulip Festival Concert

Media Sponsorship Award
Yfm for Mafikizolo & BOP – Kalawa Jazzmee

Sponsorship By A Small Business Award
Colletts Pharmacy for Amahlathi Arts & Culture Festival

Strategic Sponsorship Award
DaimlerChrysler South Africa for DaimlerChrysler Art Awards

The Chairman’s Premier Award
President Thabo Mbeki

BASA Awards

BASA Awards Rules and Guidelines

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The Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, seek to recognise and encourage imaginative and effective business and arts partnerships.  These are the nineteenth annual BASA Awards with eleven judged categories, each of equal value, and three Special Awards allocated at the discretion of the BASA Board.

The BASA Awards are open to all companies sponsoring arts events, projects or organisations in South Africa and/or Africa, and all companies sponsoring South African and/or African arts events overseas across borders.

There is no entry fee.

The sponsorship must have taken place between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016; this includes long-term or ongoing sponsorships current during that period.

Mediums include visual arts, dance, theatre, physical performance, music, architecture, fashion, design and all forms of creativity appropriate to the understanding of the arts.

The nomination can be completed by the sponsoring business and/or the recipient arts organisation, but must be approved by both the business and arts partner.

A sponsorship programme or project MAY NOT be nominated or entered in more than TWO categories.

Supporting material, high-res images, videos and logos will be required. This is both to assist the judges as well as for publicity purposes.  Entries will not be considered complete without at least two high resolution images.

Business and Arts South Africa may use the information and images (excluding confidential financial information) submitted in the nomination for publicity purposes.

Where sponsorship of a project, event or organisation has been shared, all sponsoring companies are eligible for nomination. A separate form should be used for each sponsoring company.

Projects may be nominated on a year on year basis, as part of BASA’s sustainability strategy, regardless of previous wins.

Nominations must be submitted online. No hardcopy nominations will be processed.

The categories may be subject to change.  The organisers reserve the right to add or withdraw award categories at their discretion.

Please note that entries may be shifted to different categories should they be deemed more appropriate than the category in which the entry was originally submitted. This will only be done with the consent of the entrant.

The BASA Awards, audited by Grant Thornton, are adjudicated by an independent panel of judges.  The judges evaluate the success of each sponsorship in achieving the objectives of the sponsor, and in bringing genuine benefits to the arts organisation.

The panel of judges reserves the right to decide the judging criteria and their respective importance.

Judging panel deliberations are confidential.

The judging panel reserves the right to change an entry category.

The judging panel reserves the right not to grant an award in any category where the highest standards of excellence are not met.

Judging panel decisions are final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into concerning the results.

For quick reference, the judging criteria are as follows:

Entries for the 20th BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, opened on 3 April 2017 and closed on 30 June 2017.

The finalists in each category will be announced at an event in Johannesburg on 17th August 2017, and the winners will be announced and presented with their awards at a ceremony in Johannesburg on 17th September 2017.

For further information on opportunities and entries for the BASA Awards please email Teboho Sandamela teboho@basa.co.za or call 011-447-2295.

Disclosure

By submitting a nomination the nominator agrees to abide by the terms, conditions, rules and regulations governing the Awards scheme and declare that the information provided by the nominator is true and correct.

BASA Awards

About the BASA Awards

The annual BASA Awards, jointly sponsored by Hollard & Business Day, is the only awards ceremony that acknowledges business support of and partnerships in the arts in South Africa.  

The BASA Awards recognise and encourage excellence and innovation in the field of business support for the arts.  Imaginative, innovative, and cost-effective partnerships between business and the arts are highlighted, demonstrating the potential for synergy, the window of mutual opportunity, and the far reaching benefits for business, for the arts, and for all South Africans.

All award categories encompass all creative mediums and a wide spectrum of partnerships, from small and in-kind, to large-scale or long-term.  The awards are judged by an independent panel of judges and the results are audited by Grant Thornton.  A specially commissioned work of art is given to the winning sponsor in each Award category.

The event is attended by captains of industry, BASA members, and members of government.  Since the inception of the BASA Awards, either the Minister or Deputy Minister of Arts and Culture has been in attendance and given a keynote address.  

Each year, the BASA Awards venue is selected based on its socio-cultural importance and the theme of the Awards for that year, relevant to the current socio-political context in South Africa at the time.  Examples of previous BASA Awards venues include;Shine Studio, The Constitutional Court Foyer, The Market Theatre, Johannesburg City Hall, the Wits Art Museum, Turbine Hall Newtown, and Hollard’s Villa Arcadia.

The annual BASA Awards, which have seen growth in terms of quantity and diversity of entries, reflect a broadening of BASA’s work.

Entries for the 20th BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, opened on 3 April 2017 and closed on 30 June 2017. With the BASA Awards Finalist event taking place on the 24th August 2017 and the BASA Awards ceremony on the 17th September 2017.

For further information on opportunities and entries for the BASA Awards please email Teboho Sandamela teboho@basa.co.za or call the BASA office on 011-447-2295 any assistance.