BASA announces supporting grants recipients

Fourteen arts projects will receive supporting grants from Business and Arts South Africa.

The second cycle of Business and Arts South Africa Supporting Grants for the 2010/2011 financial year see 14 diverse arts project receive project-specific grants.

These include From the hip: Khulumakahle’s Listen With Your Eyes festival which is taking place during September as part of the 2010 Joburg Arts Alive International festival, the Guild Theatre’s Chris Hani District Jazz Fest in the Eastern Cape and Sarah Calburn Architects’ Architecture ZA 2010 Pavilion which will be used as an arts community centre in Tinasonke Informal Settlement after the event.

Importantly this cycle of grants also acknowledges individual philanthropists who fund the arts. This as a means to support individual giving, and individual champions of the arts, during a time of recession.

The 2010/2011 Business and Arts South Africa Supporting Grants are awarded five times in the financial year after deliberation by the organisation’s board. In a carefully designed and monitored process, both the arts applicant and the sponsor complete application forms, and the monies are used to help leverage and market the relationship further.

Available on, these forms are designed to encourage the two partners to work together and identify areas of potential benefit. Business and Arts South Africa allocates funds to the project once it has assessed how the partnership benefits both the sponsor and the recipient. This is in keeping with the organisation’s belief in taking arts projects from “seed to strength to sustainability.”

The Business and Arts South Africa Supporting Grant Scheme forms a crucial part of the work done by Business and Arts South Africa. Funded by an annual allocation from the Department of Arts and Culture, this scheme continues to serve as a mechanism through which business and the arts can engage and achieve mutual benefit, and through which the arts are able to leverage their partnership with businesses further. Crucially the aim is to create a partnership which has a sustainable future.

The closing date for the next Supporting Grant phase is September 1 with the outcome available on September 29.

Supporting Grants Awarded:

1. Organisation: Illanga Newspaper
Project: 031 Collections – Fashion Revolite
Sponsor: Illanga Newspaper, S&A Marketing
Region: Durban

2. Organisation: Cape Dance Academy
Project: Cape Dance Academy – Season at Artscape celebrating the15th Anniversary of the company Sponsor: Fruit and Veg City Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Region: Western Cape

3. Organisation: Nirox Foundation
Project: Nando Russo – Percussion performance with 3 local artists Sponsor: Gransasso t/a Mastrantonio Food Services
Region: Gauteng

4. Organisation: iKapa Dance
Project: The development of a long term marketing and communications strategy for iKapa Sponsor: Ninety9cents
Region: Western Cape

5. Organisation: From the hip: Khulumakahle
Project: Listen with your eyes festival
Sponsor: Distell Foundation and the Citizen
Region: Gauteng

6. Organisation: Standard Bank Gallery
Project: Super Boring: A Retrospective Exhibition of Wayne Barker’s Oeuvre Sponsor: Standard Bank (Johannesburg and Limpopo)
Region: Limpopo

7. Organisation: The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra
Project: Project Masedlale: Let us play
Sponsor: Distell (Pty) Ltd
Region: Western Cape

8. Organisation: Guild Theatre
Project: Chris Hani District Jazz Fest
Sponsor: Sondlo & Knopp Advertising
Region: Eastern Cape

9. Organisation: Artspace Durban
Project: Solo Exhibition by Sibusiso Duma
Sponsor: Zamexpo cc
Region: Kwa-Zulu Natal

10. Organisation: Mpumalanga Traditional Art Market (MTAM)
Project : Mpumalanga Traditional Art Market (MTAM)
Sponsor: ABSA Bank Mpumalanga
Project: Limpopo

11. Organisation: Architects Collective
Project: Architect Africa Film Festival
Sponsor: South African Council for Architectural Profession, Council for the Built Environment, Johannesburg Development Agency, Cement and Concrete Institute, Brooke Pattrick Publications, Nu Metro, Architectural Practices Region: Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Bloemfontein and Gauteng

12. Organisation: Arts and Culture Trust
Project: ACT Awards
Sponsor: Vodacom Foundation, SAMRO, Dalro, Distell, Nedbank, Classicfeel Magazine Region: Gauteng

13. Organisation: University of Witwatersrand Foundation
Project: Wits Art Museum (WAM)
Sponsor: Individual Philanthropists
Region: Gauteng

14. Organisation: Architecture ZA 2010 Festival
Project: AZA 2010/ Pavilion (For future use as an arts community centre in Tinasonke Informal Settlement)
Sponsor: Breinstorm Brand Architects, Sarah Calburn Architects, The Cement and Concrete Institute, South African Institute of Architects, Lombard Insurance Company Ltd, MRH Consulting Engineers Region: Gauteng


About Business and Arts South Africa: Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is an internationally recognised South African development agency which incorporates the arts into, and contributes to, corporates’ commercial success. With a suite of integrated programmes, Business and Arts South Africa encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. Business and Arts South Africa was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of government and the business sector, to secure the future development of the arts industry in South Africa, through increased corporate sector involvement. Established as a Section 21 company, Business and Arts South Africa is accountable to both government and its business members. Account:
Germaine Gamiet
Business and Arts South Africa
011 832 3000/3039


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