Monday 19 March 2012

ACT gives grant for SAAWCA Mentorship programme

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) in association with Nedbank Arts Affinity, announced
eight development grants last week. One of these grants was awarded to the South African Arts Writers & Critics Association’s (SAAWCA), Arts Writers & Critics Mentorship Programme 2012.

The Development Programme is funded by Nedbank Arts Affinity and has been
designed to enhance the continued development of arts and culture in South Africa.
The programme provides support for artistic excellence in creative production, the
development of new South African work, professional development and training for
the youth.

ACT supports the association’s Mentorship Programme with a grant for the development of a young arts writer and critic. The aspiring writer
will spend a month under the guidance of a mentor (of their choice) before attending the National Arts Festival from 29 June to 8 July, where they will be expected to write reviews and interviews under the guidance of a mentor. Reviews and/or interviews will be published either in the Cue Newspaper and/or in other national publications.

Applications for the Mentorship Programme will open shortly. For enquiries e-mail: or

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