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Basa Assembly draws creative and business sectors togetherComplex conversations and the stirrings of systemic change were the hallmarks of the inaugural Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Assembly held from 24-26 March 2021 and presented in partnership with British Council Southern Africa Arts. The fully digital, free event comprised a series of discussions, podcasts, presentations and live panels to address the urgent challenges facing a beleaguered arts sector. It remains online for further exploration at https://basa.co.za 30 Mar 2021 Read more

Day 2 of Basa Assembly gives voice to our artistsDay two of Basa Assembly gave our local artists the opportunity to offer their perspective on the creative economy, particularly how the current landscape of the sector may limit the critical scope needed for sustainability. 29 Mar 2021 Read more

Basa launches ArtsTrack No. 9 with a curated series of conversationsFocusing both on current cultural policy and cultural investment, Basa kicks off Day 1 of its two-day digital programme with a series of debates and discussions focused on the current cultural landscape and the responsibility on both business and the arts to effect decisive changes for growth in and for both sectors. It will also see the release of Basa's bi-annual research project ArtsTrack No. 9, which tracks consumer engagement within the arts and culture sectors. 26 Mar 2021 Read more

Basa Debut Programme 2021The 2021 iteration of Basa's Debut Programme has outstripped planned key milestones. Unique in its aim to provide business and entrepreneurial skills development to emerging artists in all nine provinces of South Africa, the programme is committed to providing participants with a suite of skills that sweep the range required to launch, build or sustain their creative business ventures. 24 Mar 2021 Read more

Lit lineup for Basa AssemblyBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa), in partnership with the British Council Southern Africa Arts, has announced the programme lineup for their joint venture Assembly. 23 Mar 2021 Read more

Thought leaders headline Basa AssemblyBusiness and Arts South Africa's (Basa) Assembly, partnered by the British Council, is a programme of hybrid live and digital engagements across social, digital and media platforms, set to go live to the public on 25 and 26 March 2021. Themed 'Creativity Now: Cultural intelligence in the time of Covid-19', Basa Assembly seeks to explore the insights cultural intelligence can offer, in terms of rebooting the creative economy in South Africa, the rest of the African continent and globally. 9 Mar 2021 Read more

Basa Assembly partnered by British CouncilPartnered by British Council Southern Africa Arts, Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) will be launching a hybrid live-and-digital platform called Assembly on 25 March 2021. 11 Feb 2021 Read more

Basa and RMB close Scale-Up Programme with wrap eventBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa), in partnership with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), concluded their three-year stint as co-collaborators of the Scale-Up Programme with a wrap event reflective of this year's sleek and slimline approach, in response to current circumstances. On Wednesday, 8 December 2020, a virtual Zoom event took place between 12pm and 1.30pm, to close this year's activities. 10 Dec 2020 Read more

Stream///Meet///Explore/// - All the winners of the 23rd annual Basa Awards partnered by Hollard announced!The annual Basa Awards celebrate the synergistic power that comes from deep collaboration between the right partners and showcase the ways in which those partnerships are able to effect meaningful social change. Reimagined to reflect the current state of the world, the platform for the 23rd annual Basa Awards partnered by Hollard is an integrated online experience available to everyone at basa.co.za/awards. 19 Nov 2020 Read more

Mrs + Mr Luke making their markThe theme of this year's 23rd annual Basa Awards is indelible, accompanied by the hashtag, #MakeYourMark. "It is both a celebration and a call to action," explains Basa head of marketing, Savannah Feeke-Fortune. "It's the reason we commissioned Mrs + Mr Luke to create seven installations at seven secret locations around Johannesburg. Without giving the game away, each artwork is unique and has been created to celebrate the winners and the specific category in which they have won." 17 Nov 2020 Read more

Pink meets purple - The indelible art of Banele KhozaVisual artist, curator and gallery director Banele Khoza is the featured artist for the 23rd annual Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Awards, partnered by Hollard. 17 Nov 2020 Read more

Basa Awards 2020 Q&ACEO of Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Ashraf Johaardien (AJ) describes the 2020 iteration of the annual Basa Awards, partnered by Hollard, as "an integrated online experience available to the public from 19 November 2020". Sascha Polkey (SP) chatted to him to find out more: 13 Nov 2020 Read more

BASA Awards 2020 finalists announcedThe 23rd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, are once again shining a spotlight on indelible business and arts partnerships in seven categories. 29 Oct 2020 Read more

BASA BoardBank is backBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) is reintroducing BoardBank, a programme that connects creative organisations with skilled professionals who have the potential to become board members. 21 Oct 2020 Read more

Basa tribute to Linda GivonBusiness and Arts South Africa (Basa) is deeply saddened by the passing of Goodman Gallery founder Linda Givon. 7 Oct 2020 Read more

Basa appoints 2 new directorsOn 17 September 2020, Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) online. The proceedings included the election of two new non-executive directors to the Basa board. Following a public call for nominations and a rigorous shortlisting process, Unathi Malunga and Makgati Molebatsi were elected by Basa members. 21 Sep 2020 Read more

Basa expands scope of Scale-Up phase 2 partnered by RMBBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa), in partnership with Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), is expanding the scope of its Scale-Up Programme, with the addition of phase two, which includes a mentorship and funding component... 17 Sep 2020 Read more

Call for entries to first-ever online Basa Awards now openEntries to the 2020 Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) Awards, held in partnership with Hollard, are now open. This year's awards, which shine a spotlight on the imaginative and diverse ways that business partners with creative projects, events and initiatives, will be held entirely online for the first time in the event's 23-year history. 1 Sep 2020 Read more

Debut Programme successfully launches 2nd edition with brisk debateA people, a movement, a country, a nation that does not respect its youth, does not deserve its future. - OR Tambo 6 Aug 2020 Read more

Launch of Debut Programme 2nd EditionFollowing a hugely impactful first iteration of the Debut Programme, which was launched by the Honourable Minister Nkosinathi E. Mthethwa of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) in 2017, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is calling for applications for the next round of the programme. 27 Jul 2020 Read more

Basa's 67 grants for Mandela DayNelson Rolihlahla Mandela spent 67 years fighting for social justice. In honour of his legacy, Business and Arts South Africa (Basa) is making 67 Artist Relief Grants for medical assistance available to creatives diagnosed with or hospitalised due to Covid-19. 20 Jul 2020 Read more

Unfestival SA extendedOn 26 May 2020, UJ Arts & Culture's Unfestival SA launched. As anticipated, audiences stayed away in their droves (which was partly the idea)... Unfestival SA has now been extended beyond the initial closing date of 6 June to 14 June 2020. 8 Jun 2020 Read more

Between 10and5 Artist Auction partnered by BASAIn honour of Africa Month, Between 10and5 is curating and hosting an Instagram auction. Reminiscent of Between 10and5's auction that kicked off its Creative Women Week in 2019, the auction is a charity initiative and 100% of proceeds will go towards the next round of BASA's Artists Relief campaign. 14 May 2020 Read more

Unfestival programme announcedUJ Arts and Culture (Fada) has [apparently] 'announced' 'counterintuitive' as the 'theme' for its 'all-new' Covid-19 responsive Unfestival SA partnered by Business and Arts South Africa (Basa). 13 May 2020 Read more

Basa and backers roll out support for artistsBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) has received over 1,000 enquiries from practitioners in the creative sector for artists' relief. 12 May 2020 Read more

Basa programmes repositionedBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) is repositioning its current programmes to respond proactively to the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. 4 May 2020 Read more

UJ's UnFestival SA announcedUJ Arts and Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (Fada) at the University of Johannesburg, has announced a partnership with Business and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa), for a provocative new project, UnFestival SA. A week of un-theatre, un-dance, non-exhibitions, non-workshops and a smorgasbord of nothing that may or may not take place during May (depending on how you look at it). 30 Apr 2020 Read more

Basa supports digital collaboratorsBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (Basa) encourages projects between creatives and businesses, with a focus on online collaborations, to submit expressions of interest to be considered for grant support. 24 Apr 2020 Read more

Basa to support #Covid-19 affected artistsBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) has announced that its Supporting Grants programme will be extended to allow support for South African creatives infected or affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 14 Apr 2020 Read more

ArtsTrack No.8 AbbreviatedCommissioned bi-annually by Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) and conducted by sponsorship research leader BMi, ArtsTrack monitors arts sponsorship, consumer engagement in the arts, as well as perceptions of the arts and its sponsors. The 2019 iteration of the report is the eighth update of the original version and evaluates the popularity of music, arts and cultural events, including closely quantifying and analysing audience sizes, genres, and other key demographics of those with an interest in these areas. 1 Apr 2020 Read more

BASA continues to synergise business and arts relationships with its 2020 Supporting Grant cycleBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) champions business investment within the arts, cultural and heritage sector. To this end the BASA Supporting Grants programme is calling for applications throughout 2020. 20 Jan 2020 Read more

DAC Debut Programme wrapBusiness and Arts South Africa (BASA), in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) and the National Lotteries Commission (NLC), is demolishing long standing assumptions about the 'starving artist', with the DAC Debut Programme, which concluded its maiden programme on Thursday, 28 November 2019, with the DAC Debut Wrap Event, hosted in Johannesburg, at the National School of the Arts. 17 Dec 2019 Read more

Final call for 2019 BASA Supporting GrantsBusinesses and creatives seeking grant support have one last opportunity to compete for a 2019 Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Supporting Grant. 28 Oct 2019 Read more

2019 BASA special awards recipients"The annual BASA Awards are a significant barometer of the success of mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships between business and the arts," says Mandie van der Spuy, Deputy Chairperson of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA). 18 Oct 2019 Read more

Winners of the 2019 BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard"The BASA Awards recognise the impact of creativity powered by collaboration between the right partners," said Ashraf Johaardien, CEO of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) at the ceremony for 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, which was held at Beechwood Gardens in Hyde Park this past weekend. 17 Oct 2019 Read more

BASA Awards 4IR theme pushes boundariesBusiness and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) champions business investment within the arts. According to Christina Kennedy, "The annual BASA Awards fill a vital gap in the South African awards landscape." Kennedy, a respected arts and culture journalist and commentator, is one of the adjudicators for the 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. 7 Oct 2019 Read more

#BASA22 Awards finalists announcedThe 22nd Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, once again shine a spotlight on powerful partnerships in 14 categories that demonstrate the multitude of ways in which business and the creative sector have successfully collaborated to make an impact. 2 Oct 2019 Read more

New members appointed to BASA BoardShortlisted from a pool of extremely impressive candidate submissions, Devi Sankaree Govender, Kathy Berman and Kojo Baffoe have been appointed as the newest members of the Business and Arts South Africa NPC (BASA) Board. 30 Sep 2019 Read more

Panel for the 22nd annual BASA AwardsThe adjudication panel for the 22nd annual Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards, partnered by Hollard, has been announced. The independent panel of professionals, with expertise in the business and/or arts, has been tasked with judging entries in 11 categories (Innovation, First Time Sponsor, Increasing Access to the Arts, Beyond Borders Partnership, Long Term Partnership, Media Sponsorship, Strategic Project, Small Business Award, Sponsorship in Kind, Development and the Cultural Tourism). 16 Sep 2019 Read more

What womxn say...The popularity of music, arts and cultural events in South Africa 4 Sep 2019 Read more

BASA launches much-anticipated ArtsTrack No. 8Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) proudly announced the launch of ArtsTrack No. 8, at the end of July. The 2019 iteration of the report is the eighth update of the original version, tracking consumer engagement, and their perception of arts and culture, and its attendant sponsors. The launch took place at a glitzy event held in the heart of Johannesburg, at the Museum of African Design (MOAD), and included performances from poet Bongani Mathebula (25 Magic). 30 Jul 2019 Read more

BASA at NAF 2019Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is supporting several platforms at the 2019 National Arts Festival, including the festival newspaper SPOTLIGHT published in partnership with the Tiso Blackstar Group, the Arena platform, as well as the Creativate Digital Arts Festival presented by Standard Bank. 3 Jul 2019 Read more

Career opportunity within Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) for a chief executive officerProvide leadership for the NPC Business and Arts South Africa, guiding the organisation, strategy and working closely with stakeholders and beneficiaries - public sector, private sector and third sector or civil society - for the benefit of broader society. 3 Oct 2018 Read more

Winners of the 2018 BASA Awards, partnered by HollardMichelle Constant, BASA chief executive: "Making creativity and the arts drivers of economic growth and of entrepreneurial strategy." 27 Sep 2018 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa CEO steps down after a decadeBusiness and Arts South Africa (BASA) has announced that current CEO, Michelle Constant, has resigned and will leave the organisation at the end of February 2019. 12 Sep 2018 Read more

Honouring businesses that are investing in an inclusive economyMichelle Constant, Business and Arts South Africa CEO: "When corporate South Africa and the arts collaborate, the business of building legacy continues." 30 Aug 2018 Read more

Job offer at Business Arts South Africa (BASA): Head of marketing and communicationsPurpose: To manage the BASA brand and voice, communicating BASA's strategic purpose.
Lead the development and implementation of an innovative, flexible and agile marketing and communications strategy that makes excellent use of resources, connections and partnerships available.
 12 Jul 2018 Read more

Call for applications for BASA's Scale-Up programmeEver asked: "How does my creative work fit into the broader sector and how can I 'scale-up' my skills, knowledge and networks?" BASA Scale-Up is for you! 13 Jun 2018 Read more

BASA publishes 20-year research reportA fascinating bank of insights and findings that's a highly recommended reference tool for sound, data-based growth-economy investment decisions 24 Apr 2018 Read more

Entries open for the 2018 BASA Awards partnered by HollardAndre Le Roux, BASA Chairman: "The Awards reflect a deeply committed corporate sector and a creative sector that's grown into a viable and important component of the national economy." 17 Apr 2018 Read more

Call for applications for BASA Scale-Up programmeApplications are open for the BASA Scale-Up programme, sponsored by RMB and partnered with the British Council Southern Africa Arts and Livity Africa: Shifting creative thought and expanding business partnerships to upgrade skills and personal growth 3 Apr 2018 Read more

The art of business and the business of artBASA celebrates 20 years of rich arts and business symbiosis with a research and learnings Colloquium in Johannesburg 18 Jan 2018 Read more

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into EthiopiaBusiness and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia. 13 Dec 2017 Read more

Call for entries to the Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards for curatorsCalling all aspirant curators... entries to the Suzanne Shaw Creative Awards are open! 8 Nov 2017 Read more

Two new members for Business and Arts South Africa boardBusiness and Arts South Africa is pleased to announce that it has appointed Charmaine Soobramoney and Yacoob Abba Omar to its board. 18 Oct 2017 Read more

Special Award recipients honoured at 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business DayHuman rights activist Justice Albie Sachs, Swiss cultural centre Pro Helvetia and law firm Webber Wentzel have all been honoured with Special Awards at the 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day. 20 Sep 2017 Read more

Winners honoured at 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business DayEleven partnerships were honoured at the 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, during an arts-filled event attended by representatives of the business and arts community. 19 Sep 2017 Read more

Finalists announced for 20th annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business DayBusiness and Arts South Africa's announcement of the 44 finalists for the prestigious annual BASA Awards is especially significant this year as the ceremony celebrates two decades of business and arts partnerships in South Africa. 30 Aug 2017 Read more

20th Annual BASA Awards partnered by Hollard & Business Day now open for entriesThe 20th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard & Business Day, is now open for entries from business and arts partnerships that were activated between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016. 3 Apr 2017 Read more

BASA celebrates 20 years of partnerships, people and connectivity2017 sees Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) celebrate 20 years of arts business partnerships, with an invigorated focus on growth, research, connectivity and celebration that confirms the organisation's standing as a leader on the African continent. 24 Mar 2017 Read more

Special Award recipients honoured at 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business DayDesign Indaba founder Ravi Naidoo, First National Bank, and the United States Embassy have all been honoured with Special Awards at the 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day. 22 Sep 2016 Read more

Winners honoured at 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business DayEleven projects were honoured at the 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, during an arts-filled event attended by representatives of the business and arts community, and by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, as well as the Minister of Tourism, Derek Hanekom. 21 Sep 2016 Read more

Extended closing date for South Africa's premier Business and Arts Awards announcedWith just two weeks until entries closed, the race to see which partnerships triumph at the 19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, is gaining momentum. 10 Jun 2016 Read more

Upcoming BASA Africa Business Breakfast spotlights "Creative Change"The upcoming BASA Africa Business Breakfast, supported by Standard Bank, will explore the emergence - and growing importance - of Creative Change: A New Business Paradigm. 12 May 2016 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa debuts exciting cultural tourism initiativeThe pilot phase of artstourism.guru is a new online platform, which has been designed to integrate heritage and cultural experiences with South Africa's well-established natural attractions. 4 May 2016 Read more

19th Annual BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard and Business Day, now open for entrySouth Africa's premier awards event celebrating business and arts partnerships is now open for entry. 4 Apr 2016 Read more

BASA Facilitates DHL Creative Care Holiday Programme partnershipThe newly inaugurated DHL Creative Care Holiday Programme, in partnership with Lefika La Phodiso, is a powerful illustration of the role that Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) can play in facilitating business-arts partnerships in South Africa. 4 Mar 2016 Read more

Spotlight on recipients of value-adding BASA supporting grants announcedFifteen projects will receive a grant to add value to an already existing partnership between an arts organisation and a business sponsor. In line with the guiding intention of BASA's Supporting Grants Scheme, each grant is earmarked specifically for marketing and PR activities that will enhance audience development as well as promote the arts-business partnership. 24 Feb 2016 Read more

Business leaders ignite Linder Auditorium at unique BASA eventJohannesburg's Linder Auditorium came alive last week when some of the country's business leaders stepped up to the rostrum and conducted the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra during a unique Business and Arts South Africa event. 16 Feb 2016 Read more

Exciting year ahead for South Africa's leading business-arts agencyBusiness and Arts South Africa is gearing up for a jam-packed year, with events, symposiums and programmes aimed at expanding and scaling the agency's impact and influence - both in South Africa and a growing number of African territories. 29 Jan 2016 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa welcomes new board membersFollowing the success of the recent 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, Business and Arts South Africa welcomes three new members to its board voted in at its recent annual general meeting. 7 Oct 2015 Read more

Special Award winners celebrated at 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard21 September 2015 saw the announcement of four Special Awards at the 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, each one celebrating the remarkable contribution of individuals, businesses, and organisations to the sustainability of South Africa's arts. 23 Sep 2015 Read more

Winners honoured at 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by HollardThe foyer of the Constitutional Court of South Africa proved a fitting context for the eleven diverse business and arts partnerships honoured at the 18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, on 21 September 2015. 22 Sep 2015 Read more

18th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, finalists announcedNearly sixty finalists are in the running for South Africa's most prestigious awards recognising business-arts partnerships. 1 Sep 2015 Read more

BASA CEO appointed to South African Tourism Board and wins prestigious awardBusiness and Arts South Africa CEO, Michelle Constant, has been elected to the Board of South African Tourism (SAT) and was recently named a regional winner in CEO magazine's Most Influential Women in Business and Government annual awards. 12 Aug 2015 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa strengthens international engagement with upcoming trips to Mozambique and ZambiaBusiness and Arts South Africa is strengthening its international engagement with upcoming trips to Mozambique and Zambia that are part of BASA's ongoing commitment to support the development of extensive creative industries. 11 Jun 2015 Read more

Business and Arts SA Africa Breakfast talks collaboration, co-creativity and cooperationA trio of heavyweight speakers made a powerful call for unity across the continent and closer collaboration between African business and the arts at the third BASA Africa Business Breakfast, supported by Standard Bank in partnership with the department of Arts and Culture as part of the Mzanzi Golden Economy. 29 May 2015 Read more

18th Annual BASA Awards: Date extendedThe closing date for the 18th Annual BASA Awards has been extended, allowing more time to enter the only awards event honouring arts and business partnerships. 19 May 2015 Read more

Arts and Culture Minister joins line-up of speakers at upcoming BASA Business BreakfastThe Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will be speaking at the third BASA Business Breakfast, supported by Standard Bank, adding impact to an already strong line-up. 14 May 2015 Read more

Adams & Adams increases support of South African creative industryBusiness and Arts South Africa member, Adams & Adams, is increasing its support of the South African creative industry through a partnership with BASA that will assist artists in protecting their intellectual property. 5 May 2015 Read more

18th Annual BASA Awards now open for entryThe only awards event that celebrates South Africa's diverse business and arts partnerships is now open for entry. 3 Mar 2015 Read more

Art and business become one at the second BASA Arts in Business SymposiumHow can the arts innovate business? That was the question that participants and speakers grappled with at the second BASA Arts in Business Symposium, supported by Business Day, held in Johannesburg last week. 28 Oct 2014 Read more

Putting arts to practical business practice"Art makes our business pop," says Sylvester 'Stand Against Bland!' Chauke, of DNA Brand Architects, one of the three speakers lined up for the second BASA Arts in Business Symposium, supported by Business Day, to be held on 21 October 2014. 9 Oct 2014 Read more

Heavyweight line-up for second BASA Arts in Business SymposiumTwo exciting speakers for the second BASA Arts in Business Symposium have been announced, with UK author, actor and teacher, Richard Hahlo, being joined by Group Chief Marketing Officer at Hollard, Heidi Brauer. 26 Sep 2014 Read more

Winners honoured at 17th Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by HollardTwelve diverse business and arts partnerships were honoured at the 17th Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard, held at Johannesburg's historic The Market Theatre this evening. 26 Aug 2014 Read more

New members and jam-packed calendar for Business and Arts South AfricaBusiness and Arts South Africa is eyeing a busy second half of 2014, with a jam-packed calendar of events and new members joining the leading African arts and business organisation. 20 Aug 2014 Read more

#artMOVESme debuts at 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by HollardA new campaign designed to capture the role of the arts in people's lives is making its debut at the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. 14 Aug 2014 Read more

17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard: Finalists announcedThe unique, shared value created by business and arts partnerships is amply demonstrated by the nearly 60 finalists in the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard. 21 Jul 2014 Read more

BASA Business Breakfast to offer crucial insight into role of arts in business in AfricaThe second BASA Africa Business Breakfast features an impressive line-up of diverse speakers, each offering unique insight into the way the arts can support businesses in their engagement on the African continent. 3 Jul 2014 Read more

BASA reveals biannual Artstrack findingsBusiness and Arts South Africa's (BASA) biannual Artstrack Research has revealed a double-digit growth in arts sponsorship, in spite of the tight economic conditions faced by companies over the past two years. 29 May 2014 Read more

Full house for first BASA 2014 Africa BreakfastBusiness and Arts South Africa's 2014 Africa Breakfast series got underway on Tuesday with a trio of fascinating, diverse presentations. 1 Apr 2014 Read more

BASA Awards now open for entryEntry into the 17th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, partnered by Hollard is now open to business and arts partnerships covering the period 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2013. 4 Mar 2014 Read more

Trio of risk-takers and innovators for upcoming BASA Africa BreakfastBusiness and Arts South Africa is kicking off its 2014 Africa Breakfast series in March and has lined up a trio of risk-takers and innovators for the event. 21 Feb 2014 Read more

Support of the arts made easy by innovative online B-BBEE SED initiativeWith the financial year-end fast approaching for most companies, an established and innovative online initiative is making it easy for businesses to channel their Socio-Economic Development (SED) contributions towards arts and culture. 3 Feb 2014 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa lines up impressive 2014 calendarBusiness and Arts South Africa (NPC) is again cementing its standing as the country's leading art-business agency with an excellent line-up of events and programmes in 2014. 28 Jan 2014 Read more

Inaugural Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Arts in Business Forum draws capacity audienceThe first-ever Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Arts in Business Forum was a resounding success, drawing a capacity audience to the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) on Thursday night. 31 Oct 2013 Read more

Inaugural BASA Arts in Business Forum, brings globally renowned Giovanni Schiuma to SAThe inaugural BASA Arts in Business Forum, in association with GIBS, has scored a coup with the first-ever South African public appearance of globally renowned arts and business expert, Giovanni Schiuma. 17 Sep 2013 Read more

BASA presents its unique artist and business toolkits at high-profile UNESCO event in ParisBusiness and Arts South Africa's position as an innovator in the global arts and business sector was confirmed by its recent participation at an International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) event. 25 Jun 2013 Read more

Growing impact of environmental arts projects celebrated by BASA AwardsThe growing impact of environmental arts projects in South Africa is one of the more recent areas celebrated by the annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American. Since 2010, the Arts and Environment category, supported by Nedbank, has attracted a range of environmental arts project that have been created in partnership with South African businesses. 14 May 2013 Read more

Entry deadline now extended for SA's only arts sponsorship awardsThe deadline for entry into the only awards event celebrating the varied ways that business partners with arts in South Africa has been extended. 10 May 2013 Read more

BASA and Middel & Partners announce innovative online B-BBEE contribution programmeBusiness and Arts South Africa and Middel & Partners have announced the launch of an innovative, online programme that will allow businesses to channel their B-BBEE socio-economic development (SED) contributions towards arts and culture. 30 Apr 2013 Read more

BASA Toolkit and entrepreneurial partnership to be launched at Soweto TheatreThe director general of the Department of Arts and Culture, Sibusiso Xaba, will attend the launch of a new partnership between Business and Arts South Africa and Shanduka Black Umbrellas' Incubator Programme. At the same time, the much anticipated BASA Sponsorship Toolkit for the Arts will be unveiled. 25 Apr 2013 Read more

Port Elizabeth and East London to host BASA Education Programme, supported by Etana InsuranceThe first Port Elizabeth series of workshops in the 2013 BASA Education Programme, supported by Etana Insurance, will take place on 24 April at the Athenaeum, c/o Castle Hill and Belmont Terrace followed by the BASA Basics workshops on 25 April held in partnership with University of Fort Hare Music Department at the Miriam Makeba Centre for Performing Arts in East London and are free to pre-registered participants. 11 Apr 2013 Read more

Durban to host BASA Education Programme, supported by Etana InsuranceWith a new KwaZulu-Natal representative on the ground and an increased focus on the relevance, advancement and sustainability of the arts in the region, the upcoming BASA Education Programme, supported by Etana Insurance, are not to be missed by arts practitioners. 27 Mar 2013 Read more

The BASA Education Programme, supported by Etana, is heading to Cape Town in March with the aim of educating, training and up-skilling arts organisations in the region. 6 Mar 2013 Read more

Entries open for South Africa's only awards celebrating partnerships between business and the artsThe Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, are the only awards celebrating the varied ways that business partners with the arts in South Africa - and entry to the 2013 awards is now open. 4 Mar 2013 Read more

BASA Education Programme, supported by Etana, launches its first workshopsBusiness and Arts South Africa has long taken the lead in arts education as part its commitment to sustainability in the sector. Now, in 2013, BASA unveils a comprehensive programme of education, training and up-skilling, aimed at emerging and established arts organisations. Known as the BASA Education Programme, the comprehensive initiative is supported by BASA member Etana. 28 Jan 2013 Read more

New intern for BASA's RMB-supported intern programmeAFDA graduate, Mondli Magenuka, has joined Business and Arts South Africa as its intern for 2013. 23 Jan 2013 Read more

BASA's model positively received at African Creative Economy ConferenceBusiness and Arts South Africa's model of engagement between business and arts was positively received at the recent African Creative Economy Conference. 21 Nov 2012 Read more

RMB-supported BASA Intern programme open for applicationsQualified applicants are invited to apply for the 2013 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB). 31 Oct 2012 Read more

Call for arts organisations to be part of upcoming BASA Boardbank eventBusiness and Arts South Africa is inviting arts organisations in need of board members to apply to be part of the upcoming BASA Boardbank event. 19 Oct 2012 Read more

Board member duties and liabilities in spotlight at BASA workshopBusiness and Arts South Africa has taken another step towards empowering the business-arts relationship with a second workshop highlighting the duties and liabilities of the boards of non-profit arts organisations. 18 Oct 2012 Read more

Latest round of BASA Supporting Grants recipients announcedRecipients in the latest round of BASA Supporting Grants showcase the diversity of arts and business partnerships across South Africa. 17 Oct 2012 Read more

BASA facilitates art exhibition for Discovery Invest leadership summitBusiness and Arts South Africa recently facilitated a unique exhibition of commissioned art for the Discovery Invest leadership summit. 13 Sep 2012 Read more

Thirteen business and arts partnerships awarded BASA Supporting GrantsArchitecture, dance, music, theatre and visual arts are among the arts disciplines being funded in the latest round of BASA Supporting Grants. 5 Sep 2012 Read more

The 15th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, 2012 winners announcedFourteen winners were honoured at the 15th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, including 12 innovative business and arts partnerships as well as South African arts advocate, Mary Slack, who was named this year's Art Champion and Artist Proof studio which won the Chairman's Premier Award. 28 Aug 2012 Read more

Porky Hefer lights up the BASA Awards with new installationAn exciting new installation by acclaimed South African artist and designer, Porky Hefer, will ignite the upcoming 15th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American. 24 Aug 2012 Read more

BASA welcomes new staff membersBusiness and Arts South Africa is proud to announce the appointment of Lonwabo Mavuso to the position of Marketing and Operations Manager. 23 Aug 2012 Read more

BASA Awards video gives fascinating insight into how SA business is engaging with the artsThe just-released video featuring finalists and judges in the 15th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, gives insight into just how South African business is engaging with the arts, all across the country. 14 Aug 2012 Read more

BASA celebrates one year of Etana supporting the BASA Mentorship ProgrammeBASA is celebrating one year of Etana supporting Business and Arts South Africa's mentorship programme. 2 Aug 2012 Read more

BASA crosses borders into ZimbabweBusiness and Arts South Africa recently upped its African focus through a seminar convened by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ). 30 Jul 2012 Read more

The 15th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, 2012 finalists announcedBusiness and Arts South Africa (BASA) has announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, which pay tribute to those businesses who are actively supporting arts and culture events nationwide. 24 Jul 2012 Read more

BASA supports the National Arts Festival in skills developmentBusiness and Arts South Africa has a significant presence at the 2012 National Arts Festival, affirming the importance of the relationship between business and South Africa's creative community. 29 Jun 2012 Read more

Partnerships at the core of BASA Supporting Grant schemeRecipients of the first round of BASA Supporting Grants in the 2012/2013 financial year once again demonstrate the immense potential of business and arts partnerships across the country. 26 Jun 2012 Read more

BASA's groundbreaking Arts Sponsorship Toolkit now available in a customised formatBusiness and Arts South Africa's newly minted BASA Arts Sponsorship Management Toolkit is now available in a customised format for South African business. 14 Jun 2012 Read more

The 15th annual Business Day BASA Awards deadline extendedThe deadline for South Africa's prestigious arts and business awards has been extended to Friday 25 May. 18 May 2012 Read more

BASA Award encourages media sponsorship of the artsMedia sponsorship of the arts is vital if arts and culture is to thrive and reach larger audiences in this country. Thanks to its annual Business Day BASA Awards supported by Anglo American, Business and Arts South Africa hopes to encourage all sections of the media to take an even more vital role in promoting various arts initiatives above and beyond giving them publicity. 17 May 2012 Read more

Small business encouraged to sponsor the arts and enter the annual BASA AwardsIt isn't only large conglomerates and big business who can actively make a difference to the South African arts landscape. Any company - no matter how small - can make a difference and help the arts in this country thrive and grow. 17 May 2012 Read more

IsiZulu and seSotho translations broadens BASA Supporting Grants reachBusiness and Arts South Africa is ensuring a far broader reach for its Supporting Grants scheme through a new set of translations. 3 May 2012 Read more

Business urged to sign up for valuable sponsorship workshopsBusiness representatives are invited to attend one of four Business and Arts South Africa workshops designed to present the organisation's newly formulated BASA Arts Sponsorship Management Toolkit to the South African business community. 24 Apr 2012 Read more

YCSA encourages sculptors to reimagine concreteThe Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) Young Concrete Sculptor Awards (YCSA) celebrates its 21st year in existence, and is the longest running competition of its kind in South Africa. It is now more accessible to emerging artists and an additional category has been added. 16 Apr 2012 Read more

TBWA\South Africa art auction raises over R500k for Room 13Business and Arts South Africa member, TBWA\South Africa, has once again stepped up to the plate to support its CSI project, Room 13. 27 Mar 2012 Read more

Entries open for the 15th Annual Business Day BASA AwardsThe annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, proudly celebrate their 15th anniversary this year having seen a significant growth in arts and culture sponsorship by enlightened companies during the years the awards have been in operation. 20 Mar 2012 Read more

BASA reveals biannual Artstrack Research findingsCurrently the arts may offer better opportunities, than sport, to strategically align brands. Yet last year an estimated R394 million was spent on arts and culture sponsorships, by those interviewed, in South Africa. This compared to a massive estimate of over R4 304 million that went into sports funding. 14 Mar 2012 Read more

Wide range of benefits attract diverse spread of new members to BASABusiness and Arts South Africa is starting the year with a slate of new members, drawn from a diversity of businesses - but all committed to furthering their relationship with the arts. 28 Feb 2012 Read more

BASA works with southern African arts bodies to build sustainability in the regionBusiness and Arts South Africa is expanding its sphere of activity by providing support and working relationships with the Botswana Society for the Arts (BSA) and the National Arts Council of Zambia. 17 Feb 2012 Read more

Volunteerism proving potent way to support SA's arts communityVolunteerism is an increasingly potent way for South African businesses and individuals to support the country's arts community - and is rapidly becoming a key feature of Business and Arts South Africa's ongoing work. 10 Feb 2012 Read more

New BASA members help ignite KwaZulu-Natal's arts industryTwo new Business and Arts South Africa members are helping to ignite KwaZulu-Natal's arts industry - NCP Alcohols with Flatfoot Dance Company and Rainbow with the Catalina Theatre. 29 Nov 2011 Read more

Citadel Art Index set to help define art as alternative asset classPrivate client wealthcare company and Business and Arts South Africa member, Citadel, recently launched the Citadel Art Price Index (CAPI) as a measurable way of tracking the changes in the value of South African art. 2 Nov 2011 Read more

The 14th Annual BASA Awards winners announcedFifteen innovative business and arts partnerships were honoured at the 14th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, including Benji Liebmann who was named this year's Art Champion for his vision in creating Nirox in the Cradle of Humankind. 1 Sep 2011 Read more

Nominees announced for the 14th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo AmericanBusiness and Arts South Africa (BASA) has announced the nominees for the 14th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, which pay tribute to those businesses who are actively making a difference by sponsoring arts and culture events throughout the country. 27 Jul 2011 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa sees surge of new membersBusiness and Arts South Africa has seen a surge of new members joining the organisation in 2011. The new members cover a range of economic areas - from entertainment and tourism to retail, advertising and production and a new member from the medical supply field. 5 May 2011 Read more

Entries open today for the 14th Annual Business Day BASA (Business and Arts South Africa) Awards, supported by Anglo American, and this year there are two exciting new categories that substantially broaden the reach of South Africa's most prestigious business and arts award event. 15 Mar 2011 Read more

Member companies of Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) have received a decade's worth of vital recognition for their role in supporting the arts, through the telling of their stories on Summit TV. 8 Mar 2011 Read more

BASA's arts research gets welcome support from UNESCOThe paucity of research into arts funding has long presented challenges to the arts-business partnerships in South Africa. Now UNESCO's Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions has approved a significant funding grant for an intensive research project into arts funding in the country. 28 Jan 2011 Read more

BASA seeks new Regional Representative in ECBusiness and Arts South Africa has a vacancy for a Regional Representative in the Eastern Cape. 18 Jan 2011 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa's Boardbank reaps rewards for arts organisations in Cape TownBusiness and Arts South Africa's Boardbank made its debut in the Western Cape in October - and already arts organisations are reaping the rewards of this important initiative. 26 Nov 2010 Read more

JAG gets much-needed donation from the BASA Awards Creative Blocks initiativeThe Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG) is to receive a much-needed cash donation from the hugely successful Creative Block initiative tied to the recent 13th Annual Business Day Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) Awards, supported by Anglo American. 15 Nov 2010 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa internship opportunityBusiness and Arts South Africa hosts a year-long internship programme with the aim of providing real life training and skills, for young people hoping to enter the Arts Administration environment. 8 Nov 2010 Read more

Nine arts projects receive Business and Arts South Africa Supporting GrantsNine arts projects have been announced as grant recipients of the third cycle of Business and Arts South Africa's Supporting Grants. 21 Oct 2010 Read more

The 13th annual BASA Awards nominees announcedBusiness and Arts South Africa (BASA) has announced the nominees for the 13th annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American which pay tribute to those businesses who are actively making a difference by sponsoring arts and culture events throughout the country. 23 Jul 2010 Read more

Entry into the 13th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American, is now open - and this year there are several exciting new categories that substantially broaden the reach of South Africa's most prestigious business and arts award event. 24 Mar 2010 Read more

Arts sponsorship has more than doubled since 2001 when the arts market was estimated at around R136 million, growing to nearly R360 million in 2009. Of this, music sponsorship attracts nearly 50% of all the sponsorship spend (R173 million in 2009) with the balance going to all other arts and culture initiatives. 5 Feb 2010 Read more

Johannesburg's Goodman Gallery is to host the third Boardbank SA networking session on the 6th of October. 1 Oct 2009 Read more

One of Business and Arts South Africa's key media partners, Classic FM, is putting ballet well and truly in the spotlight with a brand new programme. 21 Sep 2009 Read more

David Tlale's innovative relationship with the piece designer craft initiative drew a rapturous response at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. 21 Sep 2009 Read more

A Soweto-based entrepreneur has scooped the R25 000 Entrepreneurship Incubator Mentorship, made possible by the Cultural Development Trust, up for grabs at the recent Hands On Mic Off! workshops, presented by Business and Arts South Africa and the National Arts Festival supported by the Cultural Development Trust, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and the Arts Alive Festival at the Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition. 9 Sep 2009 Read more

Fourteen flourishing and innovative business and arts partnerships were last night (31 August 2009) lauded at the 12th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American. 3 Sep 2009 Read more

Musicians and managers now have the chance to significantly up their skills with a series of unmissable FREE workshops at the upcoming Moshito '09 conference. Hands On Masks Off!, a product of the National Arts Festival, and Business and Arts South Africa present another series of workshops, Hands On Mic Off! at the upcoming Conference from 2 - 5 September 2009. 24 Aug 2009 Read more

Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) is pleased to announce the nominees for the 12th Annual Business Day BASA Awards, supported by Anglo American - highlighting South Africa's top arts and culture events supported by sponsorship from local business. 13 Aug 2009 Read more