The Act Thuthukisani Programme for South African Artists

The Act Thuthukisani Programme for South African Artists

  • Thuthukisani is a business development programme that was started to empower a selected group of artists to implement and execute their chosen projects in a strategic and sustainable way. A total of 63 successful applicants, seven from each province in South Africa, will receive training.

  • After thorough training and mentorship all participants will then pitch their projects for the opportunity to receive a cash investment. Only projects with merit and viability will be eligible for potential investment.

  • The name of the programme, Thuthukisani, is a call to action taken from the isiZulu word ‘thuthukisa’ (a verb), meaning to develop. Initiated and managed by the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), the ACT Thuthukisani Programme is supported by Nedbank.

  • The roll-out of the programme takes place in three cycles, with applicants from three predetermined provinces per cycle invited. Cycle 1, covering Limpopo, North West and Mpumalanga, is in its final stages, and artists from Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal will soon be able to apply for cycle 2.


  • To be considered for selection in cycle 2, applicants must meet all the selection criteria.

  • Only South African nationals with projects taking place in South Africa may apply.

  • Arts organisations and/or individuals must carry on
    an active, registered and compliant arts business (in terms of CIPC and SARS requirements) with an existing client base.

  • The core business focus must be arts and culture.

  • It is also important for applicants to know that project plans or ideas need to be further developed and executed within 90 days, whilst complying with all Covid-19 regulations. Participants must strictly comply with and attend all training and mentorship sessions.

    Selection Criteria

  • Only seven ACT Thuthukisani Programme participants per province will be selected per cycle.

  • After training has been completed, three projects per province will receive a cash investment and ongoing mentorship for the artist for the duration of the project.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; The Act Thuthukisani Programme for South African Artists

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