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 2019/20 financial year.

Who can apply?

Registered NPCs, NPOs and Trusts (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.

How to apply

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

  • The prescribed application form is available in AfrikaansEnglish and Xhosa.
  • 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 signed minutes of the latest AGM (Annual General Meeting).
  • A copy of the organisations NPO registration certificate

Deadline for applications:

  • The closing date for 2019/20 applications is 16:00 on 20 December 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.

Funding Policy

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


For application forms for the Cape Town and Vredendal region and queries, contact:

​Fareedah Hunter
Tel: 021 483 9699
E-mail: Fareedah.Hunter@westerncape.gov.za

Postal Address:                                                                  Physical Address:    
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport                     Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport 
Arts and Culture Component                                          Arts and Culture Component  
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Physical and Postal Address:
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
Vredendal Regional Office: Arts and Culture Component
31 Matzikama Street
Vredendal 8160

​​Oudtshoorn Regional Office:

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

Postal and 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 14 November 2018