South Africa's National Arts Council calling for digital art projects

South Africa
Type of institution
National Arts Centre
  • Direct support for artists and cultural professionals
    • Commissioning and purchase of works
  • Support for sectors of the cultural and creative industries
    • Stimulating demand
Type of measure
Emergency response
May 2020

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.

(See NAC launches new call for applications for artistic projects in response to COVID-19)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Visual Arts