Programmes // ACT Building Blocks

The Building Blocks Programme is a capacity building programme with a focus on small (microbusiness) to mid-level organisations and arts practitioners in the form of Masterclasses focused on;

  • Digital Skills
  • Marketing
  • Governance and Monitoring & Evaluation
  • ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) in the arts

Through the Building Blocks Programme we strive to increase the capacity and sustainability of South African arts and culture organisations and practitioners, small and mid-level creative enterprises and entrepreneurial artists. The Building Blocks Programme will strengthen the operational infrastructure of the programme participants by providing technical assistance and relevant developmental tools through Masterclasses and mentoring and in so doing serving the creative sector holistically.

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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