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Calling all aspiring artists

Last chance to apply for Arts and Culture Trust Nyoloha Scholarship Programme

Are you in matric or a young person between the ages of 17 to 25 with hopes of attending university to study towards a performing, visual or digital arts degree in 2024?

If your answer is yes, you have until Friday, 10 March to apply for the Arts and Culture Trust Nyoloha Scholarship Programme (ACT NSP).

The programme is calling for digital arts candidates to submit their portfolios comprising four artworks, while candidates in the performing arts category must submit two audition videos fitting the criteria.

One successful applicant in each category will receive a fully paid scholarship of up to R350 000 to study at a tertiary or accredited South African arts institution of their choice.

To qualify for the scholarship, you must not be considered a professional artist, and cannot already be registered and studying at a tertiary or accredited institution.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for virtual interviews via Zoom at a date and time to be scheduled. The programme comprises online training and mentorship with industry experts.

Those in the programme are required to engage actively and participate in tasks, on which they will be evaluated monthly.

Through this process, 15 finalists will be chosen to compete in a final performance showcase and visual or digital arts exhibition where the scholarship winners in each of the two categories will be revealed.

The 15 finalists will visit Johannesburg for the final week of training and gala preparation, with ACT covering travel, accommodation and catering.

“The response so far has been phenomenal and we encourage qualifying candidates not to miss the closing date of 10 March 2023. This is an opportunity that could positively impact their lives and lay the path for a bright future in the arts and culture industry,” said ACT interim CEO Jessica Denyschen.

The ACT NSP is a partnership between ACT and the Nedbank Arts Affinity, sponsored by Nedbank and Sun International.

For more information, visit www.act.org.za

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