A powerful panel of performing arts experts headlines the 2012 selection of winners for the ACT, DALRO and Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships.
Six finalists are set to strut their stuff in acting, singing and dancing to impress the likes of popular music artist HHP; presenter, actress and production manager of UJ Arts & Culture, Grace Meadows; actor, Naledi judge and writer Renos Nicos Spanoudes; artist manager from Talent Etc. Jennis Williamson; dancer and choreographer Lulu Mlangeni and musical theatre expert and director Anton Luitingh. These experts will be judging the six finalists on 4 October in Johannesburg at the UJ Arts & Culture Theatre.
Young talented performers in Grade 12 are preparing for the anticipated scholarships regional rounds to take place in Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg during July.Additional auditions in PE
Contenders will be assessed on their acting, singing and dancing potential. In order to secure a spot in the final, participants should demonstrate competence in all three disciplines with exceptional talent in at least one.
"An exciting first for the programme is an additional round of auditions in Port Elizabeth. This is clearly a welcome extension of the programme considering the response from contenders in the Eastern Cape," says Pieter Jacobs, Arts & Culture Trust general manager.
Two scholarships to the value of R105 000 each will be awarded on the evening. These winners are able to choose to study their preferred performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution.
All eligible candidates are invited to register before 31 May 2012. Rules and guidelines of the programme are available at www.act.org.za
or call the ACT office on +27 (0)11 712 8403.