Programmes // ACT Building Blocks

The ACT Building Blocks Programme aims to build the capacity of South African artists and arts, culture and heritage organisations. The programme aims to strengthen the infrastructure that supports the sector. The ACT Building Blocks Programme achieves its aims by transferring skills in leadership, marketing, governance and monitoring & evaluation.

Building Blocks is a programme designed by ACT. The programme is tailored for mid-level organisations and emerging artists. The transfer of skills takes two forms- masterclasses and sustained mentorship.

Former participants in the ACT Building Blocks Programme had this to say about it:

“The points that were covered were relevant to my work and situations, problems or solutions I had encountered. There was a nice flow between given information and discussions.”
Nompumezo Gubevo from ArtEC Communitey Art Centre

“I am excited by the information I received and am excited to implement it. The training not only informed me, but managed to inspire me to explore the unknown.”
Xolisa Ngubelanga from Jo Kinda

“Overall there was a clear connection between the theory and practical implementation. The assignments provided a good benchmark for participants during the mentoring sessions.”
Ricardo Wyngaard

For more information, contact Jessica denyschen on 010 023 0899 or send an email to

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