Looking for Funding for Your Arts and Culture Project?

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The Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) is making funding available for arts and culture projects and programmes in the 2018/19 financial year.

Who Can Apply?

Registered NGOs, NPOs and CBOs (excluding close corporations) that are involved in the visual arts, performing arts, eg music, dance, and drama) literary arts and crafts: cultural programmes and cultural festivals.

How Will Funds be Allocated?

Funding will be provided to projects that will promote, develop and preserve arts and culture in the Western Cape, especially projects that:

  • Build capacity within arts;
  • Promote the visibility of the arts;
  • Promote meaningful changes and interventions within communities;
  • Explore elements of our cultural heritage; and
  • Create opportunities through the arts.

Important Notice

  • The invitation to arts and culture organisations and cultural festivals in the Western Cape to apply for project funding is now closed.
  • The next funding cycle (2019/20) will be announed in the media.
    The allocation of funding is guided by the funding policy for Arts and Culture

How to Apply

You will need to submit a completed prescribed application form accompanied by the following supporting documents: 

  • Latest financial statements/audited financial statements.
  • Business plan/proposal.
  • The constitution or founding articles of the organisation.
  • The signed form from the auditor.
  • Bank-stamped form stating banking details.
  • Verifying letter (on letterhead of organisation) confirming that effective, efficient and transparent financial management is practiced by the organisation in terms of financial accountability regarding the Public Finance management Act (PFMA) section 38 (j).
  • The available minutes of the latest AGM (Annual General Meeting).
  • A copy of the organisations NPO registration certificate

Deadline for applications:

  • The closing date for 2018/19 applications was 16:00 on Friday 23 March 2018. 
  • No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted.
  • Applications must be posted, couriered or hand-delivered. 
  • No late applications will be considered.
  • Funding is limited. Unfortunately, timeous submission of applications does not guarantee funding.
  • The new cycle will be announced in the media.

Funding Policy

The allocation of funding is guided by a funding policy. Click here for the policy. 


For application forms and queries, contact:

Cape Town Head Office:

​Fareedah Hunter
Tel: 021 483 9724
E-mail: Fareedah.Hunter@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Arts and Culture Component 
Private Bag X9067
Cape Town 8000

Physical Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Arts and Culture Component
Third floor
16 Protea Assurance Building
Greenmarket Square
Cape Town

​​Vredendal Regional Office:

Fareedah Hunter
Tel: 021 483 9724
E-mail: Fareedah.Hunter@westerncape.gov.za 

Postal Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Arts and Culture Component 
Private Bag X9067
Cape Town 8000

Physical Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Arts and Culture Component
31 Matzikama Street
Vredendal

Oudtshoorn Regional Office:

April Meiring
Tel: 044 279 1766
E-mail: April.Meiring@westerncape.gov.za 

Postal Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Arts and Culture Component 
Private Bag X9067
Cape Town 8000

Physical Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Arts and Culture Component
215 Seppie Greef Building
Oudtshoorn

The content on this page was last updated on 26 March 2018