the lockdown collection bursary application requirement 2024-2025?

We are pleased to  inform you about The Lockdown Collection (TLC) Bursary South Africa 2024-2025 / read ful.l details

The Lockdown Collection (TLC) was created to face the changing times in our world, that were brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of TLC was to face this challenge by changing it into something that could benefit others and lead to a sustainable future. The aim of TLC is to promote the talents of South Africa’s artists (an industry that took a major fall, owing to the pandemic) and they are able to achieve this goal through the generosity of many South African people and their donations.

In the original lockdown of 21 days, TLC brainstormed many ideas as well as series of art pieces that were revealed by various South African artists. These art pieces reflected the feelings, thoughts, and emotions the artists experienced in the lockdown, and everyday TLC uploaded the art to social media and formed an original art collection. The collection was sold (as a whole) during an online auction at the end of the first South African lockdown, and today, TLC is still operating, creating a platform for artists in the country during these trying times.


The Lockdown Collection (TLC) is inviting students to apply for a Visual Arts Bursary, for the 2024-2025 academic year.

The TLC bursary is a partnership with Artist Proof Studio and the Visual Arts Network of South Africa (VANSA), and is made possible by William Kentridge, who donated a piece of his work to TLC as part of numerous editions to raise funds for bursaries of this nature.

Bursaries will be awarded to the value of R12 000 per student.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen or a Foreign National currently studying in South Africa
  • You must be studying towards a Visual Arts qualification
  • You must be studying at a recognised institution (including universities, colleges or community arts programmes)
  • You must be in financial need


Applications must be done online at: TLC Bursary Application 2025

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document if a South African citizen or Passport if a Foreign National (clear copy)
  • Profile photo of applicant (head and shoulder only, clear, current, and professional)
  • Latest academic results (on institutes letterhead)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance from your tertiary institution, to study towards a Visual Arts qualification (on institutes letterhead)
  • 3 images of your best work
  • Proof of cost of fees from your institution (on institutes letterhead)
  • Banking details of your institution or your personal baking details
  • Reference letter from an educator at your institution, motivating your application and need for the bursary (this letter must include their contact details)
  • Proof of financial need: 3 months latest personal bank statements


Please note: all documents must be labelled with your name and a description of the document 


  • Completing the application form will NOT guarantee funding.
  • All applications must be done online – applications received via any other method will NOT be accepted.
  • Incorrect labelled files could result in disqualification.
  • All applications will be assessed by a panel of adjudicators.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by 16 August .


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact The Lockdown Collection directly:
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Please do NOT contact TLC if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: