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The National Arts Council South Africa (NAC) Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) 2023



The National Arts Council South Africa (NAC) Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) 2023

he National Arts Council South Africa (NAC) Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4) 2023

DEADLINE: 31 March 2023 at 23h59

The National Arts Council South Africa (NAC) 

NAC South Africa is pleased to announce a new call for arts and culture applications for the next financial year 2023-2024 under the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP 4).

After COVID-19 impacted the heritage sector and cultural workers, the PESP is a special government initiative to create jobs for artists and creatives.

A key goal of PESP 4 is to provide economic stimulus to the creative and cultural sectors in order to create jobs.  We encourage applicants to develop projects that create employment opportunities in the sector and generate a multiplier effect beyond the sector.  

In order to apply for funding, NAC is inviting individual artists, registered arts organizations, community arts centers and venues active in craft, dance, literature, multidisciplinary, music, theater, and visual arts to submit applications. It will be possible to support only one application per natural person (individual) as well as one application per juristic person (organization or corporation). Throughout the lifecycle of the project, projects should demonstrate sustainability.

National Arts Council South Africa

Artists and cultural project applicants are encouraged to apply for all types of arts-related projects, including creation, composition, workshops, showcases, exhibitions, script writing, residencies, performances, and other arts-related activities.

It is encouraged you apply if your application offers content or training related to indigenous South African art forms or intellectual property.  Communities in which projects are implemented must demonstrate their value and impact.

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Application deadline is Friday, 31 March 2023 at 23h59. You can apply online by visiting: and completing the application form.

Please contact [email protected] for manual applications or call 011 010 8850/087 0000 683 for more information. There is no charge for this service, but it is only available to those who do not have access to the internet. 

We will not consider late or incomplete applications, and we will not make any exceptions. On, you can download funding guidelines.

National Arts Council South Africa

There is no provision for appeals in the Presidential Employment Stimulus Program, which is primarily intended to support job creation in the sector.

Call 011 010 8850/087 0000 683 or email [email protected] for more information.

Funds will be allocated according to the priorities of the NAC.  There is no automatic right to funding for any applicant. The NAC is responsible for all funding decisions

National Arts Council South Africa

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