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Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is an internationally recognised South African development agency which integrates the Arts into, and contributes to, Corporate's commercial success. With a suite of integrated programmes BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts.
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Debut programme empowers new graduates with entrepreneurial skills
Despite its low barrier to entry, the cultural sector can be difficult to navigate without business skills, strategic vision and marketing expertise. Meeting the need to provide creatives with these entrepreneurial skills, the Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Debut programme, with the support of the Department of Sports, Arts & Culture, has completed the second iteration of the Debut programme with the graduation of 24 participants in Cape Town on 24 November 2022. 29 Nov 2022 Read more

New directors voted to Basa board
Following a public call for nominations in August 2022, Lindiwe Letwaba, Lakin Morgan-Baaitjies, and Michael Garbett have been voted in as new directors of the board by the membership of Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) at the organisation's hybrid in-person and virtual annual general meeting (AGM) held on 29 September. 5 Oct 2022 Read more

Vrystaat Arts Festival 2022
In July, the Vrystaat Arts Festival successfully presented the first ever Mini-Market, on the Bloemfontein campus of the University of the Free State (UFS). Now the festival team is getting ready for a significantly larger festival, which will also take place on the UFS campus from 2-8 October 2022. 8 Sep 2022 Read more

Lights up - 2022 Basa Award winners announced
Determination, imagination and cooperation - this was the grit that kept this year's Basa Award winners on the road through a tough 2021, the year during which the awarded projects took place. From social innovation to education, cultural exploration to artist development and community upliftment, partnerships were formed between artists and businesses that showed leadership and innovation and saw tangible benefits, often setting the foundation for deeper collaboration. 1 Sep 2022 Read more

Basa vacancies
At Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) we are driven to create meaningful, sustainable relationships between business and the arts. Since its inception in 1997, Basa has been a significant catalyst and connector, both cementing and amplifying powerful partnerships between more than 1,600 business and arts partners, to effect meaningful social change. If your skills and experience match one of the roles outlined below, we'd like to chat to you about joining our team: 3 Aug 2022 Read more

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