The National Arts Council of South Africa awards R23 million in arts grants

Napo Masheane

Napo Masheane is among those who have benefited from the help of the National Arts Council. Read her story below.

The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa has awarded R23 million in grants to 116 organisations countrywide – an increase from the last funding cycle where 98 organisations received three year funding.

The beneficiaries, 108 of which work with the youth and 50 of which work with women, will receive funding for the next three years in various arts disciplines. Continue reading

SAMRO Foundation crowns two exciting new instrumental stars

Johannesburg’s Linder Auditorium came alive with the sound and passion of music on Saturday, August 22, when the two 2016 SAMRO Overseas Scholarships winners were chosen. 

Following a tense final round of live performances, saxophonist Linda Sikhakhane (jazz music, left) and marimba player Dylan Tabisher (Western art music, right) were announced as the winners of the two R200 000 scholarships. Continue reading