The ACT Tlholo Resources Page has been developed to serve arts practitioners and emerging entrepreneurs who have not been able to gain access to programme participation with the ACT or other development organisations but still wishes to improve their professional practice with practical and implementable knowledge and tools.
The ACT Tlholo Resources page, sponsored by Nedbank, was developed using expertise and practical experiences from South African arts practitioners to create animation videos, comic strips (in all 11 languages) and podcasts of conversations with experts and artists focussing on how they developed their businesses and survive and thrive in the competitive arts sector. These resources can assist with helping struggling arts professionals to think more creatively about how they can use what they have and what they know to grow sustainable businesses and support their communities. The resources have a strong Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) ethos as its backing and suggest ideas that are practical and implementable within unique South African contexts starting with what you have and what you know.
The page also features downloadable business templates that can be used to further professionalise arts businesses.