Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) promotes mutually beneficial, equitable and sustainable business-arts partnerships for the benefit of the whole of society. We do this through research and seminars that examine the arts-business relationships. BASA provides a bespoke service to businesses, and celebrates successful business-arts partnerships – all with the aim of ensuring the relevance and sustainability of the arts in South Africa.

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Two Business and Arts South Africa board members have been honoured at the annual 2014 ACT Awards. Mandie van der Spuy was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts Advocacy which honours ... read more

The Business and Arts South Africa and British Council’s Connect ZA Connecting Creative Markets programme is underway with the return of the four Fellows from the UK. Ukhona Mlandu, Jon Keevy, Kim S... read more

Hot on the heels of a R9,6 million sale of Amadlozi Group artworks in Johannesburg, leading South African auction house Stephan Welz & Co. will be offering a number of important works from artists... read more

The deadline for submissions for grants and the opportunity to be part of the SA-UK Seasons 2014 & 2015 programme is fast approaching. Submissions must be made online at http://southafrica-united... read more

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) have, over the past 17 years, supported young talent in the arts and honoured those who have significantly contributed to the industry. For their 20th Anniversary, t... read more

The NAC is inviting applications for an Internship Programme that would run for a period of twelve (12) months.Interns will be placed within the NAC offices in Newtown, Johannesburg. The National Art... read more

Business and Arts South Africa would like to congratulate Jack Ginsberg on being honoured at the prestigious annual Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards. At a ceremony held on November 6th, Ginsberg was name... read more

The National Lottery is an important lifeline to millions of South Africans. As a result of its grants, excellent work is done by NGOs and NPC’s around South Africa. All are important, vital even, t... read more

How can the arts innovate business? That was the question that participants and speakers grappled with at the second BASA Arts in Business Symposium, supported by Business Day, held in Johannesburg th... read more

Business and Arts South Africa is calling for Johannesburg based arts organisations to apply to be part of the upcoming BASA Boardbank event in partnership with Africa Empowered. Taking place on Novem... read more

Arts organisations in Cape Town are now invited to apply to join. Business and Arts South Africa’s six-month long 2014 BASA Basics programme. BASA Basics has been specially created for those wantin... read more

“Art makes our business pop,” says Sylvester ‘Stand Against Bland!’ Chauke, of DNA Brand Architects, one of the three speakers lined up for the second BASA Arts in Business Symposium, supporte... read more

What is Hello Ambassador? Hello Ambassador (HA) was launched in Pretoria in 2013, and after a huge success, the organisers have decided to do it all over again and make it an annual feature on the cap... read more

BUSINESS OF DESIGN, a seminar/talks programme, aimed at designers and design businesses in various fields of design, will be launching in Cape Town and Johannesburg in October 2014, and is geared to ... read more

Just as Rodriguez was virtually unknown to Americans until the release of Searching for Sugar Man, world famous South African photographer Roel Roelofsen has been a non-entity to most South Africans ... read more

Two exciting speakers for the second BASA Arts in Business Symposium have been announced, with UK author, actor and teacher, Richard Hahlo being joined by Group Chief Marketing Officer at Hollard, Hei... read more

#BodyDid you take a walk through Cape Town last Friday and notice a few things out of sorts? Perhaps a cross-stitched fence, an Instagram-activated GIF animation screen and an anamorphic street instal... read more

On Friday 3 October, Jo’burg’s Market Theatre will see a host of local and international music industry heavyweights at Breathe Sunshine Engage (BSEngage), an inspiring one-day music conference. A... read more

Applications are now open for arts organisations in Free State to become part of Business and Arts South Africa’s 2014 BASA Basics programme. The six-month long programme is part of BASA’s newly d... read more

All around the world, “the creative” is being talked about as an important and emergent part of the global economy. The creative sector is seen as an increasingly important generator of jobs, weal... read more

South Africa’s arts organisations are set to benefit from a new partnership between Business and Arts South Africa and ProBono.Org. The recently signed deal will see ProBono.Org work with BASA to pr... read more

Business and Arts South Africa and the British Council Connect ZA have partnered on a new and exciting project aimed at significantly growing audience development skills within South Africa’s arts c... read more

Twelve diverse business and arts partnerships were honoured at the 17th Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, held at Johannesburg’s historic The Market Theatre this evening. The 12 winner... read more

Business and Arts South Africa is eyeing a busy second half of 2014, with a jam-packed calendar of events and new members joining the leading African arts and business organisation. The second BASA Ar... read more

A new campaign designed to capture the role of the arts in people’s lives is making its debut at the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. An initiative of Business and Arts So... read more

Applications are now open for arts organisations in Limpopo to become part of Business and Arts South Africa’s 2014 BASA Basics programme. The six-month long programme is part of BASA’s newly deve... read more

The panel of judges, who will be adjudicating the 2014 Arts & Culture Trust ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals, has been announced. A group of well-known and respected professionals working acr... read more

Law firm Adams & Adams has been nominated as a finalist in the 17th annual Business Day BASA Awards,pae. The firm is recognised in the In-Kind Sponsorship category for its support of acclaimed mul... read more

The unique, shared value created by business and arts partnerships is amply demonstrated by the nearly 60 finalists in the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. Finalists in the ... read more

The Spier Arts Academy offers a three-year employment-based training in professional mosaic and ceramics specialisation and has announced a recruitment drive for Cape Town’s aspiring artisans. S... read more

Charl Blignaut, Arts Editor of City Press newspaper, has been named South Africa’s Arts Journalist of the Year for the second consecutive year. The prize, together with that of six Gold and five Sil... read more

The second BASA Africa Business Breakfast features an impressive line-up of diverse speakers, each offering unique insight into the way the arts can support businesses in their engagement on the Afric... read more

An unexpected invitation from Ismail Mahomed, artistic director of the National Arts Festival, to Philippe Cohen for the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Geneva Ballet) to perform in Grahamstown this year ... read more

As part of a diverse investment portfolio, art can be an excellent alternative investment if approached correctly. “There are great opportunities in the South African art market for first-time buyer... read more

This is a national call to South African artists to respond to the theme “Wish You Were Here”. MBDA “Wish You Were Here” is open to contemporary visual artists’ nationwide, as well as graphi... read more

The National Arts Festival and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) have announced the Silver Awards for this year’s Arts Journalism Awards. From this list of ‘finalists’, Gold Award winners, t... read more

The Young Creatives Award is sponsored by leading South African law firm, Adams & Adams. In 2013 the award went to Natalie Rose and Kate Desmarais. They each received a Gold Loerie and a trip to... read more

Business and Arts South Africa’s (BASA) biannual Artstrack Research has revealed a double digit growth in arts sponsorship, in spite of the tight economic conditions faced by companies over the ... read more

A week-long Asset Based Community-Driven Development workshop (ABCD) has kicked off Business and Arts South Africa’s 2014 BASA Professional Education Programme. Presented by Ninnette Eliasov from El... read more

In previous years, PPC Ltd has been rewarded for its innovation, and support of the Arts, and 2014 is no different, as the company launches its inaugural PPC Imaginarium Awards. Supporting the annual ... read more

Applications are now open for arts organisations in both Cape Town and Johannesburg to become part of Business and Arts South Africa’s 2014 BASA Basics programme. The six-month long programme is par... read more

  Business and Arts South Africa welcomes two new team members to its Johannesburg office. Onthatile Ditshego has moved into the new role of Manager of BASA’s Education and Training Programme w... read more

War Horse, the phenomenal award winning UK stage production comes to South Africa towards the end of this year – Joey comes home! The global theatre phenomenon, War Horse will be making its Sout... read more

Peter Clarke was a highly accomplished and versatile South African visual artist, working across a broad spectrum of media. Clarke was also involved in literature as an internationally acclaimed writ... read more

The Department of Arts and Culture calls on South Africans to mark Freedom Friday with a SELFIE, showing their national pride. The Department of Arts and Culture is calling on South Africans to mark t... read more

The Sasol New Signatures art competition, established by the Association of Arts Pretoria in the 1960’s, is recognised as the longest running national art competition in South Africa. This year, Sas... read more

Whether your child is racing around the house vanquishing imaginary foes in a Superman outfit, or sitting down to lunch resplendent in a tutu, tiara and flashing heels, the good news is that through p... read more

Business and Arts South Africa’s 2014 Africa Breakfast series got underway on Tuesday with a trio of fascinating, diverse presentations. Sponsored by Standard Bank, the event took place at the Gordo... read more

The deadline for entries to the second annual South African Arts Journalism Awards is fast approaching! “We have received submissions from across the media spectrum – articles published in print a... read more

20 March marks World Day of Theatre for Children, with thousands of children from around the globe being encouraged to experience the thrill of theatrical performances through a worldwide campaign in... read more

The winners are announced for the 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, held at the Baxter Theatre last night, Sunday 16th March. The highly anticipated 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, sup... read more

We invites arts orgainsations to be part of the BASA Education year-long programme. Business and Arts South Africa Education programme aims to address the strategic thrust of development and support o... read more

All eyes are on Strauss & Co’s upcoming auction scheduled for 17 March 2014 at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands in Cape Town. Whether your interests lie in South African or international fine arts, ... read more

Entry into the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard is now open to business and arts partnerships covering the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013. Twelve of the 15 categor... read more

The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) are pleased to call for entries to the second annual South African Arts Journalism Awards. The awards identify excelle... read more

Business and Arts South Africa is kicking off its 2014 Africa Breakfast series in March and has lined up a trio of risk-takers and innovators for the event. Taking place on March 25th at the Gordon In... read more

Business and Arts South Africa is issuing a call for arts organisations to become a recipient of the BASA | Middel & Partners SED Programme. Inaugurated in 2013, the programme provides a simplifie... read more

On behalf of Business and Arts South Africa, please accept our deepest sympathy at the passing of Retha.Retha was an exuberant personality, a bulldozer who never took no for an answer, and an utterly ... read more

Young South African entrepreneurs with businesses in digital publishing, live music, broadcast, culture, fashion and design can enter Connect ZA. Connect ZA is an arts programme from The British Counc... read more

In celebration of colour, design and creativity, South Africa’s leading paint company, Plascon, has launched an exciting new competition that will demonstrate how creative thinkers have the ability ... read more

Impact Study confirms National Arts Festival’s significant economic contribution to Grahamstown. The National Arts Festival is a significant driver of the economy of the City of Grahamstown and the ... read more

With the financial year-end fast approaching for most companies, an established and innovative online initiative is making it easy for businesses to channel their Socio-Economic Development (SED) cont... read more

Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is again cementing its standing as the country’s leading art-business agency with an excellent line-up of events and programmes in 2014. A significant portion of... read more

Business and Art South Africa (NPC) is continuing its commitment to the transference of knowledge, skills and experience in the business-arts fields with the appointment of a new intern for 2014. Over... read more

Response from students to the architectural student’s silo competition has been enthusiastic. A site visit is planned for 17 January at 11.00. There has been an enthusiastic response from archit... read more

Following the success of ‘live’ productions from National Theatre Live and The Met Opera and the Exhibition: Live on Screen series, Cinema Nouveau announces that it will be screening productions... read more

The team of Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is deeply saddened by the passing of Nelson Mandela.  Madiba was a role model to all the citizens of our beautiful country, and we commit to engaging... read more

Now in its third year, the Ithuba Arts Gallery will be exhibiting the works of seven up and coming Johannesburg artists from 31 October to 07 December, 2013. The title of the exhibition is ‘stay’ ... read more

Begin your holiday on the right note by attending  South Africa’s top young classical musicians perform in the Sasol Concert of the National Youth Orchestra, led by international conductors who wil... read more

Telkom has teamed up with the Department of Graphic Design of the University of Johannesburg to launch a competition inviting second year graphic design students to create graphic work around the them... read more

Concrete was taken to a new level at this year’s PPC Cement Young Concrete Sculptor Awards (YCSA) evening. Innovation, technical excellence and strong conceptual presentation were attributes of the ... read more

The first-ever Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Arts in Business Forum was a resounding success, drawing a capacity audience to the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) on Thursday night. ... read more

What exactly is Rockin’ for Room 13? Rockin’ for Room 13 is a charity event aimed at raising funds for Room 13. High profile business leaders, CEOs, company directors, etc. will perform live on st... read more

Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the 2014 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB). Now moving into its fifth year, the programme is designed... read more

The National Arts Festival last night named an unprecedented eight young South Africans winners of the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award, bringing to 125 the total number who have been ho... read more

With the exponential growth in online transactions, virtual shopping has become increasingly prevalent in contemporary society. The inevitable development of online auctions has consequently followed ... read more

Business and Arts South Africa is hosting a workshop aimed specifically at improving project management skills within arts organisations.  Taking place on Saturday October 19th at the Joburg Theatre,... read more

Highlighting Strauss & Co’s Spring auction on 21 October 2013 in Cape Town, is a fine collection of historical Cape pieces. Assembled over thirty years by accomplished branding and marketing str... read more

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Following packed cinemas and sold-out performances during its first run, Cinema Nouveau is delighted to announce that it is bringing back the National Theatre Live production of The Audience. Dame Hel... read more

Blood. Sweat. Tears. That’s what it takes to produce great art. Nobody knows this better than our established artists. Probably the most provocative campaign from Absa is a series of acrylic paints ... read more

Free entry to all Iziko museums on Heritage Day, 24 September 2013 Reclaim, restore and celebrate our living heritage on 24 September, with free entrance to all Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko). ... read more

Arts organisations looking for a marketing edge should not miss the upcoming Business and Arts South Africa workshop taking place in Johannesburg on Wednesday September 25th. The Marketing Workshop wh... read more

The inaugural BASA Arts in Business Forum, in association with GIBS, has scored a coup with the first-ever South African public appearance of globally renowned arts and business expert, Giovanni Schiu... read more

The thrilling sound of 1 700 young musicians will fill Johannesburg’s Wanderers Stadium on Saturday, 28 September, during the 2013 Field Band National Championships. Between 9am and 1pm on the day, ... read more

The National Arts Council invites post graduate students and registered education and training institutions within the arts – 2014 academic year. This invitation also extends to students applyin... read more

SEED: A sculptural installation by Marco Cianfanelli in Standard Bank’s new 30 Baker Street Building. Standard Bank’s new Rosebank offices have received a five-star rating for ‘green’ design f... read more

The much anticipated winners of the 2013 Sasol New Signatures art competition were honoured at the awards ceremony held at the Pretoria Art Museum, tonight. Recognised as the longest running national ... read more

KwaZulu-Natal artist Heather Gourlay-Conyngham has won the first ever Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) National Portrait Award. She won for her nude male portrait entitled A Young Man (177 x 80cm, oil... read more

The Johannesburg City Hall proved an appropriate venue when the sixteen winners of 16th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, were announced last night. Nearly 100 years after ... read more

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One of South Africa’s leading auction houses, Stephan Welz & Co., is throwing its weight behind the upcoming 16th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American. The company has an... read more

One of South Africa’s leading auction houses, Stephan Welz & Co., is throwing its weight behind the upcoming 16th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American. The company has an... read more

Each year, the Sasol New Signatures art competition raises the bar from previous competitions and this year, notable improvements were seen from the works submitted. Artists have experimented with new... read more

Business and Arts South Africa’s position as an innovator in the global arts and business sector was confirmed by its recent participation at an International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) even... read more

It’s time to show your creativity with Middelburg Mall’s “My Middelburg, My Region” 2013 art competition. Following the success of its first art competition last year, Middelburg Mall has anno... read more

Strategic integration of the arts and business partnership is at the heart of the recently launched Business and Arts South Africa’s Artist Sponsorship Toolkit. The Artist Sponsorship Toolkit provid... read more

The multi-award winning smash Broadway hit musical Jersey Boys takes its final curtain call at the Teatro at Montecasino on 9 June 2013. The show must end its highly successful ten-week Johannesburg s... read more