Arts and culture

Guidelines for Effective Funding in Arts and Culture

● When deciding where to invest, funders should consider not only where the project is based, but
also where the intended participants and beneficiaries are located. Many productions and exhibitions
are, or could be, touring projects.
● Arts and culture is a vehicle for stimulating discussion on social issues that affect all South Africans,
such as systemic inequality, gender-based violence and collective memory. Funders may not want to
directly support advocacy, but can contribute to a vibrant democracy by supporting individuals or
institutions that produce challenging literature, theatre, fine art, music and films.

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