ACT Thuthukisani Programme

Applications for the ACT Thuthukisani Programme “Atologa 2024” will open soon and close on the 12th of April 2024. Both registered and non-registered businesses/companies are welcome to apply. If you would like to apply for this opportunity or watch the previous information briefing session to gain more insight about the current open call, please click on the links below.

About the Programme

Thuthukisani is a call to action taken from the Zulu word Thuthukisa (verb) means Develop

The ACT Thuthukisani Programme, supported by Nedbank, was created to invest in a selected group of registered or non-registered arts businesses and artists from all nine provinces of South Africa, to implement and execute their chosen projects in a strategic and sustainable way, the goal being to deliver a profitable product over a 90-day period.

The programme requires participants to switch gear into proactive, creative solutions and opportunities to create profitable products and projects through training and mentorship. Throughout this process, projects that illustrate viability and merit will be selected for a monetary investment to roll out their project over a 90-day period.

Categories considered for application: 

  1. Applicants:
  • Formal (registered and fully compliant with SARS and the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission).
  • Informal (not registered with SARS or the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission CIPC or SARS).
  • Community Arts Centres.
  1. Applicants must be in the Arts and Culture sector, and under the following disciplines:
  • Visual/Digital Arts: ceramics, drawing, painting, sculptures, printmaking, photography.
  • Digital Arts: making use of technology in creative and art making, ranging across a variety of media including digital painting, animations, photo painting, illustrations, photos, videos, and even sculpture.
  • Performing arts: performance in front of a public audience; may be live or digital, including e.g. dance, acting, musical theatre, spoken word, stand-up comedy, etc.
  • Music: arrangement of sound (vocal or instrumental) to form a functional melodic line.
  1. Arts and/or Culture MUST be the CORE element:

Music videos or documentaries about animals, for example, are not eligible for consideration into the ACT Thuthukisani Programme.

     4. MUST be a South African National:

Only South African nationals may apply and projects must take place in South Africa. The allocation of programme slots is at the discretion of the ACT board of Trustees. The decision about all applications for participation is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The ACT Thuthukisani Programme is proudly supported by Nedbank through the Nedbank Arts Affinity programme.

You can support the arts at no cost to you by linking your Nedbank account to the Arts Affinity. Click on the logo for more information on how to do this!

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