South Africa's National Arts Council calling for digital art projects
- Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
- Commissioning and purchase of works
- Support for sectors of the cultural and creative industries
- Stimulating demand
In May 2020, the National Arts Council (NAC) launched a new call for art project applications in response to COVID-19. Individuals and registered arts organizations were invited to propose digitally innovative projects that comply with COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, with a focus on creating, exhibiting, and showcasing works in the COVID-19 era. The NAC encouraged applicants to reimagine audience interaction with the arts and to create new paradigms for viewing and understanding the role of art during the pandemic. To receive between 100,000 and 500,000 South African rand (US$ 6,044 – US$ 30,219), proposed projects were required to demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate and to fulfill two or more of the following outcomes: economic value, creative value, social value, therapeutic value or educational value.