The widespread cancellation of festivals, shows and other events in the wake of COVID-19 is nothing anyone could have anticipated, and it's clear that the impact on the creative sector will be devastating. In light of this, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) NPC is raising funds for Artists Relief Grants. Via the existing BASA Supporting Grants platform, 100% of funds raised will support individual South African creatives who have been infected or affected by the pandemic.
Established and emerging South African artists working in any genre are eligible and may apply for short-term financial aid for COVID-19-related medical care and/or prescription medicines, or to offset the loss of income due to the cancellation or postponements of confirmed engagements as a result of the nationwide lockdown.
BASA champions business investment within the arts, cultural and heritage sector. We are the connector catalyst for businesses and the arts, driving focused and sustained partnership by unlocking shared value and fostering social cohesion. Established as a Section 21 company, BASA is constituted in terms of the Companies Act, is registered as a public benefit organisation, and is accountable to its stakeholders.
VISION: Mutually beneficial partnerships are hardwired into BASA's DNA and are a part of its founding ethos. We believe in the power that comes from deep collaboration between the right partners and the transformational value of the arts to effect meaningful social change.
MISSION: BASA champions business investment in the creative sector by leading research that enhances commercial confidence. BASA builds capacity through its programmes and is shifting the paradigm for the future of partnerships between diverse stakeholders.