National Arts Council Bursaries for 2020

Bursary applications for arts funding for 2020 from the National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) are now open for post graduate students who are involved in arts studies together with registered education and training institutions that provide tuition in the fields of theatre, dance, crafts, literature, music and visual arts.


The National Arts Council hereby invites applications for arts projects. Individual artists and organisations active in the disciplines of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, craft and literature are invited to submit their applications for project funding.

The NAC has two types of local bursary funding:

  • block institutional grants for undergraduate studies and
  • individual postgraduate funding.

Bursaries are offered to students studying towards an arts qualification.

Bursaries are offered towards an Arts qualification at any institution of Higher Learning and Further Education Training levels in South Africa and abroad.

International bursaries will be offered only when there is proof that South African tertiary institutions do not offer the course or qualification applied for.

Applicants who have been accepted at prestigious institutions may be considered.

Post graduate qualifications will be funded on academic merit.

Students achieving less than 65% will not be considered.

In the case where proof exist that tuition fees are already covered from other sources, funding may be directed towards accommodation, books and travel and subsistence allowance.


Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link: CLICK HERE

International Post Graduate Bursary applications now open.

Closing date 31 January 2020 at  17h00.