19 April 2022 - NW1099
Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture
(1).(a) What are the names of the heritage festivals that have received funding from his department since 2018, (b) did they apply for such funding (i) directly and/or (ii) via a conduit, (c) in which year were the grants awarded and (d) what was the amount of the grant in each case; (2). (a) which heritage festivals have received multiple grants, (b) in which year were the grants awarded and (c) what was the amount of each grant?
1. (a). The names of the Heritage Festivals (defined as Arts, Culture and Heritage Flagship projects) are contained in the table below.
(b). Through a MinMEC decision taken in 2013, DSAC allocates an amount of R4 000 000 per province. Provinces are then tasked with identifying the Festivals and the implementing agents. Please note that not all festivals identified by the Provinces are Heritage festivals. Also, note that the DSAC funds proposals from independent organisations for Heritage Themed Festivals through the MGE Open Call; category of Cultural Events.
2. (a) (b) & (c). The table below reflects the Arts, Culture and Heritage Festivals that have received multiple-year grants; and these are geared towards supporting and encouraging social cohesion and nation building while contributing to the growth of the cultural and creative industry; creating platforms for artists; and contributing to audience development.
Please refer to the response to question 1203.