The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) was created by the Department of Arts and Culture. This independent body oversees film policy, public funding and the promotion of South African films. According to the NFVF their mission is to create an environment that develops and promotes the South African film and video industry domestically and internationally. Funding is a huge part of this process and therefore the NFVF provides film and video-related funding in four broad categories, education and training, development funding, production funding, marketing and lastly distribution.
Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) has a Supporting Grant programme designed for artist/arts organisations and businesses to assist in activating sponsorship for a cross-section of arts projects in different regions of the country. This is done by providing financial support to a project that is in an already existing relationship between a business and arts organisation.
To apply for a BASA Supporting Grant, both the arts applicant and the sponsor must complete the application forms, which are designed to encourage the two partners to work together and identify areas of potential benefit. BASA allocates funds to the project once it has assessed how the partnership benefits both the sponsor and the recipient.
Supporting Grant applications forms are now available in English, isiZulu and seSotho.
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