The NLC promotes the preservation and development of arts, culture and heritage in order to empower communities to help themselves and enable artists to showcase their work internationally.
This sector funds the development of the arts and the preservation of South African culture and national heritage. The concept of national heritage is a broad one, which includes our natural environmental heritage as well as historical and architectural heritage.
In general, applications are welcomed from organisations that:
Regulations published in July 2010 require the Arts, Culture and National Heritage Distributing Agency to allocate at least 50% of available funds to organisations involved in the following priority activities:
Within this framework, the emphasis may shift slightly from one call for applications to the next. Organisations wishing to apply should read the wording of each call for applications carefully.