Department of Arts and Culture Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) is a department of the South African government, headed by the Minister of Arts and Culture. The DAC is responsible for the promotion, development, protection, preservation and support of the South African arts; culture and heritage, as well as the countries monuments; museums and heritage sites.
The Department’s value statement commits them to the following core values: Integrity, Accountability, Patriotism, Innovation/ Creativity, Professionalism and Ubuntu.
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) bursary programme is intended for deserving students who wish to pursue studies in heritage-related programmes.
Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
- Archives and Records Management
- Conservation of the Built Environment
- Conservation and Preventive Conservation
- Collections Management (Cultural and Natural)
- Heritage Resources Management
- Indigenous Knowledge Systems
- Information Science
- Museum Management and Curatorship
Bursaries are awarded to 30 students each year, to the maximum value of R70 000 per student.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- South African citizen
- Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
- Studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- Proven financial need
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
Students who meet all the above eligibility criteria can apply by submitting a proposal to either of the following people:
1) Ms Reinette Stander (Deputy Director: International Conventions and Legislation, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture)
2) Mr Maano Muhadi (Deputy Director: Heritage Policy, Research and Development, Department of Sport, Arts and Culture)
Attach clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your emailed proposal (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Full academic record and latest results, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
- Proof of registration/ acceptance at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
- Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
- Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips certified copies/ affidavit if unemployed/ pension statement)
- Motivational letter explaining why you should be awarded the bursary
30 March 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture directly:
Contact Person: Ms Reinette Stander
Tel: 012 441 3711
Contact Person: Mr Maano Muhadi
Tel: 012 441 3622