Apply now for the 2023 ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme!

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Get ready for *3 months of professional training with our country’s finest!

All finalists will need to be *available 2-7 October for finals week in Gauteng!

*Bi weekly online sessions that won’t clash with school or work.

*All expenses paid for travel, accommodation and catering.

About the Programme

Applications for the 2023 ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme have been extended to 31 March 2023. ACT on your future and apply today!

Nyoloha is Sesotho for Rise!

Our drive as ACT is to enable youth to pursue excellence in their art and to create career ready graduates.

The ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme is an undergraduate scholarship programme aimed at providing opportunities for school leavers to pursue a tertiary qualification in the creative and performing arts. The programme brings together talented, ambitious young people from across the country and introduces them to the world of professional arts and gives the participants a valuable experience to work with other future artists from different backgrounds.


  • The ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme participants will be determined by a hybrid audition process:
  • PHASE 1: Upon application, performing arts candidates are required to upload video submissions of their audition pieces and visual/digital arts candidates are required to upload portfolio submissions that will be adjudicated by the relevant arts professional.
  • PHASE 2: Candidates that score highly for their video and portfolio submissions will be invited for an online interview via Zoom during April and& May 2023.
  • Successful programme participants will participate in bi-weekly workshops from 10 June – 19 August 2023.
  • Scholarships finals week will be held in Johannesburg, Gauteng, from 2 – 7 October 2023.
  • ACT will cover finalists’ meals, travel and accommodation costs during the finals week.
  • The final programme adjudication and gala performance /showcase as well as the winner/s announcement will take place on Saturday, 7 October 2023.
  • Scholarships may only be utilised for Digital/Performing/Visual Arts studies at a South African tertiary or accredited institution. Winners will be at liberty to choose the performing/visual arts course and institution, from the institution list, Addendum 1,  included in the application guidelines document.

Support a young artist and buy their original artwork today!

Want to help make a young artist’s dream come true? Purchase an artwork from the 2022 ACT Nyoloha exhibition today, with proceeds going towards the artist and the ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme. For sales, contact

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The ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme is proudly supported by the Nedbank Arts Affinity and Sun International.

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