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ACT Partners with MySchool for Arts Funding Initiatives

The Arts & Culture Trust is partnering with MySchool for arts and culture funding initiatives

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s premier independent arts funding and development agency is partnering with MySchool to extend support for the extend support of arts and culture initiatives. 

ACT’s primary aim is to increase the amount of funding available for arts and culture initiatives. Furthermore, to apply these funds to innovative, sustainable projects that make a meaningful contribution to society. ACT provides support for a broad range of arts and culture activities through structured funding and development programmes. These include literature, music, visual art, theatre and dance. This support extends to festivals, community arts initiatives, arts management, arts education and arts administration as well.

“We are delighted to announce that we have recently been made a beneficiary of the MySchool / MyVillage / MyPlanet programme. If you sign up to the My School Programme, every time you purchase items from participating retailers such as Woolworths, Engen, Quick Shops and Bidvest Waltons or if you shop online at, the Trust receives a nominal donation!” – Pieter Jacobs, ACT CEO.

The organisation receives a donated percentage of the transaction with every purchase, which helps it continue effort toward advancing the arts and culture sector in South Africa. Since its inception, the Trust has disbursed more than R22 million to more than 800 projects across the country. Additionally, more than R2 million has been made available for undergraduate studies in the arts. More than 500 practitioners and artists were given free access to arts management short courses. Lastly, over 150 recipients have been acknowledged for making a lasting impact on arts and culture in SA through the annual ACT Awards.

It is free to sign up. Please make the Arts & Culture Trust your beneficiary of choice here. If you already have a MySchool Card and wish to make the ACT one of your three chosen beneficiaries, click here to update your details.

Finally, follow ACT on Twitter, like the Trust’s Facebook Page or subscribe to the Trust’s blog for more information.

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