DCAS call for annual funding project applications officially opens tomorrow | Western Cape Government



DCAS call for annual funding project applications officially opens tomorrow

4 February 2021

Minister Anroux Marais is happy to announce that the call for annual funding project applications for 2021/22 by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) officially opens on Friday, 5 February 2021. 

The DCAS invites registered arts and culture organisations and institutions, artists groups, individuals involved in artistic expressions and arts and culture events companies to submit their online applications for project funding for the 2021/22 financial year. All applicants must be South African citizens based in the Western Cape.

Applications are invited for funding for projects/ programmes within the following funding categories:

Arts and Culture funding

Arts and Culture funding

Application Process

All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted online. The application forms can be accessed online only and enquiries related to the process may be directed to the following official: Fareedah Hunter at Fareedah.Hunter@westerncape.gov.za.

Applications will close on Friday, 12 March 2021 at 15:00. The online system will not allow for late applications.

Please note:

  • Funding is limited.
  • Timeous submission of a completed online application does not guarantee funding.
  • No faxed, hand delivered, or emailed applications will be accepted.
  • One application per organization/individual/company per category

Minister Marais said, “As our arts, culture and heritage sector has been and continues to be devastated by lockdown regulations and COVID-19 concerns, the Western Cape Government understands the immense pressure they are under to sustain their livelihoods, that of their families and all those reliant on them. It is therefore vital that funding opportunities of this nature are offered despite the constrained fiscal environment and looming national budget cuts. While we are to be physically distanced, we are still socially connected. That’s why we remain committed in our proactive efforts to create safer and more inclusive communities, while empowering those we serve. Funding opportunities like this one can make a meaningful contribution during these unprecedented times”.


Media Enquiries: 

Stacy McLean
Spokesperson for Anroux Marais, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport
083 504 1171