The Department of Arts and Culture placed an open call for Cultural Events, Touring Ventures and Public Art projects in November 2014. A total number of 358 applications were received and reviewed. Of the total number of projects, 78% of the proposals received were for Cultural Events, 14% for Touring Ventures and 8% for Public Art. The total value of these proposals is in excess of R1, 1 billion, an amount that far exceeds the available funds. As outlined in the figure below, the largest number of applications was received from the following provinces: Gauteng (61%), Kwa Zulu Natal (10%), Western Cape (10%) and Limpopo (8%). Applications from Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape and North West make up 11%.
The adjudication process
Two committees adjudicate applications in the DAC. One committee adjudicates applications for requests under R100 000.00 and the other adjudicates those above R100 000.00. The following broad challenges…
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