Looking for arts and culture funding? | Western Cape Government

Looking for arts and culture funding?

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) annually supports arts and culture projects and programmes through the allocation of funding.

Who can apply

Registered organisations and institutions, artist groups, individuals involved in artistic expression, and arts and culture events companies are invited to apply. All applicants must be South African citizens based in the Western Cape.

How to apply

Applications for the 2023-2024 funding cycle closed on Wednesday 15 March at 16:00. Succesful applicants will be contacted directly. 

For more information regarding the categories and selection criteria, please view the official advertisement document below.

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All enquiries related to the process must be directed to Fareedah Hunter at Fareedah.Hunter@westerncape.gov.za or Audrey Williams at Audrey.Williams@westerncape.gov.za

Please note

  • Funding is limited
  • Timeous submission of a completed application does not guarantee funding
  • All application forms must be accompanied by the required supporting documentation
  • No late applications will be accepted
  • No faxed, hand delivered, or emailed applications will be accepted
  • One application per organization/individual/company per category
  • Successful applicants will be announced here and/or in the DCAS news section

Previous beneficiaries

Succesful applicants from previous funding cycles can be found below:

Arts and Culture funding beneficiaries for the 2022/23 financial year (click to view)

The content on this page was last updated on 15 March 2023