Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) Supporting Grant Programme is designed for artist/arts organisations and businesses to assist in activating sponsorship for a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country. This is done by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing relationship between a business and arts organisation.

To apply for a BASA Supporting Grant, both the arts applicant and the sponsor must complete the application forms, which are designed to encourage the two partners to work together and identify areas of potential benefit. BASA allocates funds to the project once it has assessed how the partnership benefits both the sponsor and the recipient.

Supporting Grant applications forms are now available in English, isiZulu and seSotho.

Once the grants have been approved, the projects and sponsors can be further profiled through Business and Arts South Africa’s media partners. In addition, successful partnerships are also encouraged to enter the BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard.

Closing date: 28 January 2020
Outcome available: 03 March 2020

Closing date: 18 May 2020
Outcome available: 30 June 2020

Closing date: 20 July 2020
Outcome available: 25 August 2020

Closing date: 19 October 2020
Outcome available: 24 November 2020

It’s important to note that BASA Supporting Grants are not another form of public subsidy to cap budgets, matching grant or to make up shortfalls, but are very specifically aligned to projects that are already linked to business or corporate support and leverage opportunities.

NB: repeat Business Sponsors applying for Supporting Grants are required to be paid up members of Business and Arts South Africa (NPC).

For more information on the BASA Supporting Grants, please contact Sipho Mthiyane

The Supporting Grants are made possible through the generous support of the Department of Arts and Culture.