Performing Arts Scholarships at Arts & Culture Trust

The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) is offering the latest Performing Arts Scholarships 2016 / 2017 in South Africa. The Scholarship Programme 2016 is available for those candidates who are studying Arts and Culture. If you are looking for the Latest Scholarships 2016 as well as the bursary scheme for 2016, you should forward your application for Performing Arts Scholarship Grants available for 2016 for students in South Africa. Scholarship Grants always help you in completing your studies with more ease and reliability, so you should go for the Scholarship Awards to make your study time reliable and easy. The Arts Scholarships in South Africa are rare, and it is the best chance for you to avail the ACT Scholarships for Students (Girls / Boys).

The Nedbank Bursaries 2016 / 2017 have also been announced in various fields, and now the Nedbank Scholarships 2015 are available in collaboration with Arts and Culture Trust South Africa.

The Performing Arts Scholarships 2016 have been announced in various areas of South Africa, so the interested candidates should apply online for Performing Arts Scholarship Programme 2016 by forwarding their scholarship application form at the concerned department. You should have a look on the details of ACT Scholarships 2016 / 2017 before forwarding your scholarship application.

Performing Arts Scholarships 2016 in South Africa

Since 2009, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) has been supporting arts students through their scholarship programme. The only difference this year, is that there are more scholarships on offer to Grade 12 scholars and first and second year university students than ever before.

Supported by the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Organisation (DALRO) and the Nedbank Arts Affinity, the 2016 Scholarships Programme will change the lives of dramatic arts, singing, dance and musical theatre scholars and students with scholarships to the value of R800 000. This funding will be split; with R279 000 going towards the winning Grade 12 participants, and the balance being awarded to first and second year performing arts students.

This year, the Grade 12 triple-threat scholars will show off their singing, dancing and acting to the following judges: Talent-ETC director and award-winning producer, Jennis Williamson; multiple award-winning local and international star of the stage and screen, Terence Bridgett; actress, singer and cabaret artist, Kate Normington; SAMA winning vocalist, producer and composer, Gloria Bosman; and creative catalyst and consultant, Brenda Sakellarides.

According to ACT CEO, Pieter Jacobs, to ensure as many aspiring performers as possible receive the chance to make it to the final, auditions will be held nationally from June to August.

The judges will be selecting the winners of the six Grade 12 scholarships on Monday, 10 October 2016, at the final showcase of their talents at The Market Theatre, Johannesburg.

Requirements – Scholarships for 1st and 2nd year student participants

Participants should be in their first or second year of undergraduate studies at an accredited South African tertiary institution during 2016. The following Scholarships will be awarded:

Requirements – Scholarships for Grade 12 participants

Participants are required to demonstrate competence in three disciplines – acting, singing and dancing – with exceptional talent in at least one of the disciplines. The following performing arts Scholarships will be awarded and winners are at liberty to select their preferred performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution:

National auditions will be hosted in 2016 as follows:

  • Durban: 22 – 25 June
  • Cape Town: 27- 30 June
  • Port Elizabeth: 1 & 2 July
  • Potchefstroom 11 July
  • Bloemfontein 12 July
  • Kimberley 13 July
  • Witbank 22 July
  • Polokwane 23 July
  • Pretoria 5 – 7 August
  • Johannesburg 8 – 10 August

Participants will be put through their paces, showcasing their talents in acting, singing and dancing with an exceptional talent in at least one of these disciplines. In addition to preparing the prescribed performances, contestants will also have the opportunity to perform a monologue of their own choice.

How to Apply for Performing Arts Scholarships 2016-2017 at Arts and Culture Trust South Africa

Registrations for the Scholarships Programme are open until 31 May 2016. For more information on previous winners, finalists, guidelines and registration, Click Here; email

If you meet the minimum eligibility criteria as mentioned above, you should apply online for the recently announced Scholarship Grants 2016 for Arts and Culture Students. The Arts and Culture Trust Scholarships 2016 will be helpful for you in doing your studies, so don’t miss the chance and go for the application process.

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