National Arts Council Bursaries 2025/2026

National Arts Council Bursaries 2025/2026

The National Arts Council Bursaries Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for the National Arts Council Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the National Arts Council: The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC) was established via an act of parliament in 1997 with the aim of promoting the free expression of cultures in South Africa, through arts. Managed by the South African Department of Arts and Culture, the NAC are responsible for the country’s creative industry development, by way of grant awards to the arts faculty. The Council is one of the major funding bodies for artists in the country.

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Details of National Arts Council Bursaries Application 2025/2026

Field of Study;

  •  Block Institutional bursaries – for Undergraduate studies
    These bursaries must be applied for by Institutional heads of departments, for their undergraduate students. Applications received from the student directly will not be considered.
  •  Individual bursaries – for Postgraduate studies
    Students must apply directly to the NAC.
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Music
  • Multi-Discipline
  • Visual Arts
  • Craft
  • Literature

National Arts Council Bursaries Application Requirements 2025/2026

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying towards an Undergraduate or Postgraduate qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study

National Arts Council Bursaries Application Procedures 2025/2026

Apply online at https://nac.praxisgms.co.za

Institutional Bursary (undergraduate):

  • ID document (certified copy, no older than 3 months old)
  • Course outline
  • Fee structure
  • Annual academic report
  • Students banking details
  • Current student intake results
  • Student selection criteria
  • Tax clearance certificate
  • Audited financial statement

Individual Bursary (postgraduate):

  • ID document (certified copy, no older than 3 months old)
  • Academic transcript or academic record
  • Proof of acceptance by a tertiary institution
  • Course outline
  • Fee structure
  • Tertiary institution’s banking details
  • Students banking details
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 reference letters
  • Students proof of income (payslips/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (payslips/ affidavit if unemployed)

Closing Date: 29 September

Contact National Arts Council for more details about the Bursaries and also check your status.

Please contact the NAC directly:

The National Arts Council of South Africa (NAC)

Tel: 011 838 1383

Email: funding@nac.org.za / info@nac.org.za

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