NAC south africa internal bursary contact details ?

The NAC has two types of local bursary funding:

This call appeals to arts practitioners to present projects that can continue to educate, entertain, and enlighten audiences. Proposed projects must demonstrate impact and value for the communities in which they operate. 

The maximum amount applied for should not be more than R350 000,00.  The allocation will be in line with the redress and transformation imperatives of the NAC.

Applications must be submitted on or before Friday, 08 March 2024 at 23h59pm.

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

Manual applications can be requested from This service is reserved only for those who lack access to internet services.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered, and no exceptions will be made. Funding guidelines can be downloaded from

For more information, contact or call 011 010 8850/087 0000 683.

The NAC reserves the right to allocate funds according to its priorities.  No applicant is automatically entitled to funding. All funding is at the discretion of the NAC.

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.


Block institutional bursaries

Applications for block bursaries are submitted by institutional heads of department on behalf of their undergraduate students. Individual undergraduate bursary students cannot apply directly to the NAC. Institutional bursaries applications are earmarked for students at undergraduate level.

Individual postgraduate bursaries

Post graduates may be funded once towards a qualification in the Arts. Individual students may apply directly to the NAC for a bursary. Applications for part time studies may be accepted.

International bursary funding

The NAC may fund international studies at postgraduate level. These applications may only be approved if such qualifications are specialised and not offered in South Africa. Proof of acceptance must accompany all applications. The NAC will not be the sole funder. Students are advised to source other funding.