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Business Specialists Required To Facilitate Workshops For Creative Organisations

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) has, for the past three years, coordinated and structured the BASA Established Education Programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB). The core objective of the Programme is to bring better business skills and knowledge within a transformative learning environment for arts organisations based geographically in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. BASA’s intended result is that the success of the programme will ensure the long-term sustainability of the creative and cultural industries.

In its development, the programme identified gaps in levels of professional or business expertise within the arts sector. The delegates are from registered arts, culture or creative organisations that have been in operation for at least three years and are facing particular organisational or strategic challenges.

In 2017, BASA is looking for energetic and engaging business professionals who are interested in skills transfer and sharing their knowledge, as we connect business with the arts in an inspiring and practical way.
The workshops cover six main areas: marketing (inclusive of market development, PR and social media), strategy, monitoring and evaluation, operations and HR, finance, and governance.

If you are a vibrant business person skilled in one of these areas, or know someone who is, and wish to share your vision and knowledge with arts organisations voluntarily to help guide them further – apply now! Facilitators are asked to commit to offering one half day session with the delegates.

The first cycle of workshops will run between March – May 2017.

If you would like to apply or nominate someone else, please e-mail CV and motivational letter before 20 February 2017 to Kim Sanssoucie on or call 011 447-2295 for more information. 

About BASA:
Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. BASA was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership. For more information on BASA contact us on 011 447 2289 or visit our