The 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 >>

The 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 >>

Business 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 >>

Business 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 >>

Entry 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 >>

Business 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 >>

With 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 (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 >>

The 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 >>

The 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 >>

Business 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 >>

The 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 >>

The 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 >>

Business 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 >>

The 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 >>

The 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 >>

With 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 >>

The 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 >>

Business 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 >>

AFDA graduate, Mondli Magenuka, has joined Business and Arts South Africa as its intern for 2013. 23 Jan 2013 Read more >>

Business 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 >>

Qualified 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 >>

Business 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 >>

Business 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 >>

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

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

Architecture, 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 >>

Fourteen 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 >>

An 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 >>

Business 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 >>

The 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 is celebrating one year of Etana supporting Business and Arts South Africa's mentorship programme. 2 Aug 2012 Read more >>

Business 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 >>

Business 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 >>

Business 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 >>

Recipients 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 >>

Business 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 deadline for South Africa's prestigious arts and business awards has been extended to Friday 25 May. 18 May 2012 Read more >>

Media 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 >>

It 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 >>

Business 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 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 >>

The 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 >>

Business 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 >>

The 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 >>

Currently 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 >>

Business 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 >>

Business 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 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 >>

Two 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 >>

Private 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 >>

Fifteen 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 >>

Business 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 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 >>

The 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 >>

Business 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 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 >>

The 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 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 have been announced as grant recipients of the third cycle of Business and Arts South Africa's Supporting Grants. 21 Oct 2010 Read more >>

Business 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 >>