Arts practitioners would be delighted to hear that the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture is availing emergency relief funding to the following projects due to the state of national disaster that have seen projects and productions cancelled.

The following are the categories of projects that could be funded.

1.       DSAC funded projects that had to be cancelled where a MOA exists and tranche payments are yet to be made

2.       Institutions (Entities) of the department where Productions/Events/Projects scheduled for March– June that had to be cancelled as funded by the department

3.       Non – DSAC Funded Projects CANCELLED may be eligible for the Relief Assistance, evaluated on the following criteria:

a.       Projects/Events/Productions with a national footprint. Compensation will be considered for the period April to June;

b.      Collaborative projects which already had existing partnership or had a potential to attract other funders/investors.

Freelance workers and independent contractors may also be eligible for relief assistance provided they produce proof of loss of income  and should demonstrate that the creative worker was contracted, a signed contract; formal letter indicating a standing arrangement with other party, and that the other party will not provide for compensation.

Additionally the DSAC will accept new proposals for funding that respond to digital solutions, for the creatives to continue working during this period subject to certain criteria.

Arts practitioners , producers and freelancers must apply directly to DSAC. This is a courtesy notification. Artscape does not handle or administer any applications.

For further information and criteria kindly consult the website of the DSAC at www.dac.gov.za