International bursary applications open for postgraduate art students

The National Arts Council is looking for applicants interested in a postgraduate qualification in the art sector.

Are you a student interested in a postgraduate qualification in the field of art, looking for funding and interested in studying abroad? Well, look no further as the National Arts Council (NAC) has called for international bursary applications for the 2020–21 academic year.

Rosemary Mangope, CEO at the National Arts Council said, “Particular attention will be paid to applications for postgraduate qualifications that address rare skills required in the South African arts sector in support of the following five NAC funding programmes; social cohesion and nation-building, innovation, design and creation, art platforms, strategic initiatives and capacity building.”

The council made the announcement on January 9.

The National Arts Council is pleased to announce the call for international bursary applications for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The candidates should be interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in the arts at an international institution during the 2020/21 academic year. Their average mark should be at least 65 per cent auld n
ionalot be offered in South Africa.

Mangope says the applicable postgraduate qualifications include honours and master’s degrees, doctorates, master classes and residency programmes. The candidates who are successful in their application should be aware that the grant will not exceed R250 000 per individual.

Closing date for application is 31 January 2020 at 5pm and notification of the outcome of the application will be known on 30 April 2020.

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