ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program 2024 for South Africans

ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program 2024 for South Africans: Apply Now!

ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program 2024 for South Africans

Introduction to the ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program 2024 for South Africans

The application portal for the ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program 2024 is now open to South Africans. The ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program is a development opportunity aimed at increasing employability by improving sector-specific knowledge and skills. Priority will be given to 17–25-year-olds who do not want to pursue a formal qualification in the performing/creative sector but are currently and actively pursuing careers in performing/creative disciplines.

Please apply if you are an artist between the ages of 17 and 25 who meets the requirements for postsecondary education and would like to be considered for discipline-focused training and mentorship! Participants can enter to win one of two R300,000 scholarship prizes, with training valued at R10,000 per person.

Eligibility Criteria for the ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program 2024

Individuals who can apply are:

  1. Between the ages of 17 – 25 years old.
  2. Currently in Grade 12 OR have university exemption.
  3. Need financial assistance to pursue a qualification in performing or visual arts at a South African tertiary/accredited institution, for studies commencing in 2025.
  4. Not currently registered at a tertiary institution/accredited institution for the 2024 academic year.
  5. Do not have an existing tertiary qualification in an arts/creative discipline from a South African tertiary/accredited institution.
  6. Not considered a professional artist (has specialized training or employed full-time in their artistic discipline)
  7. Not a 2023 ACT Nyoloha Scholarship Programme participant or finalist.
  8. Willing and able to commit to the 6-month duration of the programme.
  9. A South African citizen.

Benefits of the Scholarships Program

The 2024 ACT Nyoloha Scholarships Program gives its participants the following benefits:

  • Successful programme Participants will participate in biweekly workshops from June 8 – August 17, 2024.
  • Scholarship finals week will be held in Johannesburg, Gauteng, from September 23–27, 2024.
  • ACT will cover finalists’ meals, travel, and accommodation costs during finals week.
  • The final programme exhibition event and gala night will take place on September 26 and 28, 2024, respectively. At the Gala Night, the scholarship winner’s announcements will take place.
  • Scholarships may only be used for digital, performing, or visual arts studies at a South African tertiary or ACT-accredited institution. Winners may only choose an institution from the institution list on the website.

How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to attach the following to their application form:

  1. ID Copy (front & back)
  2. Previous semester/last academic results
  3. The signed consent form, which can be downloaded here.
  4. Headshot
  5. 1 x Video (Performing Arts) OR 4 x Portfolio pictures (Visual Arts)

If applying for the performing arts discipline (Singing, Dance and Acting), please submit a 2-minute video performing in your selected discipline.

(a) Preparation for video submission (singing):

  • Prepare a song of your choice, in any genre, that best showcases your vocal range, technique and overall talent. You may use a backtrack or instruments as a backup.

(b) Preparation for video submission (dance):

  • Prepare a dance/movement piece of your choice, which best showcases your range and talent.

(c) Preparation for video submission (theatre/acting)

  • Prepare a monologue, from Addendum 2, which best showcases your acting range and talent. .
  • Please do not use your material.
  • Make sure to film in a room with good lighting and a plain background.
  • Ensure to use landscape/horizontal mode.
  • Avoid places with any background noise and do not do your audition in the bathroom or any place where the sound will echo.
  • No parents/legal guardians or teachers are allowed to participate in the audition video.
  • Use minimal props for your audition video. You may use a table and chair, and musical instruments (for singing recordings) as part of your props.

If applying for the digital/visual arts discipline, please submit the following:

(a) Four different and original pieces of work:

  • 1x portrait
  • 1x landscape
  • 2x original artworks.

(b) The submission must also include:

  • A short bio of 70<100 words.
  • A short artist statement of 70<100 words, detailing the reason for the creation of artworks in the format and style.

Please note that the deadline for applications is April 5, 2024. Ensure to send in your applications before then, as late applications will not be considered. Click the link below to begin your application.

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