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Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is an internationally recognised South African development agency which integrates the Arts into, and contributes to, Corporate's commercial success. With a suite of integrated programmes BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts.
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26th Basa Awards nominations open
Nominations for the annual Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Awards are open. Compelling business and arts partnerships which took place in 2022 are invited to enter. Now in its 26th year, the Basa Awards singles out arts and business partnerships and initiatives that have positively impacted the creative, cultural, and business sectors. 1 Jun 2023 Read more

Basa invites Supporting Grant applications
The Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Supporting Grants Programme is open for applications. Funded by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, to date more than 1,700 beneficiaries have received support of over R43m through the programme, leveraging in excess of R567m in sponsorship from the business sector. 20 Apr 2023 Read more

Call for Basa PESP4 review panel nominations
Business and Arts South Africa's (BASA) role in the implementation of PESP4 is focused on ensuring that the jobs created provide meaningful work experience for participants, which will assist them on their journey into the wider labour market, making participants 'work ready' as the economic recovery creates more sustainable jobs. 13 Apr 2023 Read more

BASA and IDC partner to showcase creatives
Drawing inspiration from the spirit of connection, mutability, and the organic nature of a culture in flux and emergence, What I saw in the water is a group exhibition that brings together three unique artists connected to the annual Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Awards. 28 Mar 2023 Read more

Debut programme empowers new graduates with entrepreneurial skills
Despite its low barrier to entry, the cultural sector can be difficult to navigate without business skills, strategic vision and marketing expertise. Meeting the need to provide creatives with these entrepreneurial skills, the Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Debut programme, with the support of the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture, has completed the second iteration of the Debut programme with the graduation of 24 participants in Cape Town on 24 November 2022. 29 Nov 2022 Read more

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