As an intervention to aid the plight of practitioners affected by this pandemic that is taking lives and livelihoods, compromising the dignity of practitioners and preventing them from fully living out their passion within the arts, Minister Nathi Mthethwa has launched the 3rd phase of the COVID-19 Relief Funding (click here for the full media statement)
HOW DO YOU APPLY FOR THE COVID-19 DSAC RELIEF FUNDING - 3rd PHASE? Click here for link to access the application form for completion. Please note that manual applications are available at selected National Libraries, Community Art Centres as well Love Life Centres. Staff at these outlets will ensure that prospective applicants are granted assistance to complete their manual forms, which will be scanned and emailed with all supporting documents. Please note that onsite manual application assistance will be done with strict adherence to COVID – 19 regulations (i.e.) constant sanitizing, social distancing, wearing face mask, keeping required distance and temperature scanning.
Provide confirmation that applicant is a Sport, Arts, Culture and Heritage practitioner/ organisation. Applicant can also provide any of the following as confirmation:; Portfolio/Profile/Biography of the applicant specifying relevant experience in the arts; OR Brief description of what your job entailed in your last employment/contract; OR Letter of reference from reputable arts organisations/ Unions/ Record Company/ Fellow Artists/ Management/ Agent /or community leaders.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR COVID-19 DSAC RELIEF FUNDING - 3rd PHASE? The COVID19 DSAC RELIEF FUNDING - 3rd Phase is aimed at providing relief to sectors within the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture; amidst the resurgence of 2nd wave COVID-19 pandemic in the country; and the implementation of stringent health and safety protocols and compliances . This funding is open to sport and creative Industries sector workforce (individuals and organisations) who do not have a regular salary source, whose income/ revenue has been severely interrupted or stopped and solely rely on their sport or creative work as their source of income/ revenue.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM INDIVIDUALS? The following applicants will be allowed to submit their applications: Arts, Culture and Heritage ecosystem; all aspects thereof excluding Creatives, Event organisers, Athletes, coaches, technical personnel and other practitioners who do not solely rely on the income earned from participating in creative, cultural and/or sport events. Sport, all aspects thereof, excluding Creatives, Event organisers, Athletes, coaches, technical personnel and other practitioners who do not solely rely on the income earned from participating in creative, cultural and/or sport events. Arts legends Applicants who applied to National DSAC Relief fund, relief fund by DSAC Entities and Provincial DSAC departments and were granted funding, are also allowed to apply during this round of funding. Applicants must be South Africans, 18 years of age and older, practicing in their sport or creative industries discipline for the last 12 months. The Department may, based on the number of successful applications determine amounts that may be disbursed in each category.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM ORGANISATIONS? The following applicants will be allowed to submit their applications: Registered sport, recreation, arts and culture organisations such as Arts Centres, Arts Training Institutions, Heritage Organisations, Arts and Culture Associations, Independent Theatres and Independent Museums and Galleries, Sport Federations, Sport Associations, Recreation Organisations, Sport NGOs and any other sport, arts and culture organisations. Any other arts organisations. Community Arts Centre that are viable; and can provide or create work opportunities for artists Organisation must also be able to demonstrate how the proposal will bring sustainability to the sport, arts and culture in the country Applications and/or proposals that will contribute to job opportunities particularly targeting rural communities and target groups (youth, women and people with disability) Applications and/or proposals targeting marginalised art forms e.g. heritage related projects, folk, diphala, sicathamiya and other indigenous arts and culture art forms Applications and/or proposals targeting marginalised communities e.g. Khoi San community Online proposals focusing on education and capacity building in the sector
The applicants consent that the Department may use his and/or her name as reference in its awareness and promotional campaigns for the purpose of COVID 19 only.
HOW CAN DSAC BE REACHED FOR ANY ENQUIRIES ON COVID-19 DSAC RELIEF FUNDING - 3rd PHASE? Toll free Number: 0800 724 278 during office hours Monday to Friday 8:30 - 16:00 Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org WhatsApp: 0663807492