Eastern Cape Provincial Arts and Culture Council

ECPACC Funding Criteria

All resident groups, individual artists and arts practitioners who are involved in the arts sector in the Eastern Cape province are eligible to apply for grants from ECPACC. Application forms are available here or from any Department of Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture district office. Only fully completed forms indicating clearly the list of activities to be undertaken by the project, as well as a detailed budget and time frame for the proposal, will be accepted.

Funding criteria

Consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate:

  • artistic merit, creativity and imagination
  • creative, organisational and technical excellence
  • revitalisation of diversity in the arts
  • potential for community participation
  • educational and entertainment value
  • exchange across cultural and social boundaries
  • capacity to communicate effectively with the target audience
  • collaboration with existing operations
  • provincial impact and influence
  • cost-effectiveness
  • sustainability
  • innovation, originality and uniqueness
  • expression of the unique identity of the Eastern Cape
  • relevance to the needs of the disadvantaged
  • potential to redress past imbalances
  • exemplary and accountable organisation managements

The following are not eligible for funding by ECPACC:

  • Businesses
  • Political parties
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Sports, including ballroom dancing
  • Drum majorettes
  • Talent, modeling or fashion shows beauty pageants
  • Interior decorating
  • Launches
  • Choir uniforms