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23 Feb 2016  |   Grade 12 learners and first-and-second-year Dramatic Arts, Singing, Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre students are invited to register to audition.

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Grade 12 learners and first-and-second-year Dramatic Arts, Singing, Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre students are invited to register to audition.

With funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank Arts Affinity, more than 14 scholarships ranging from R30 000 to R150 000 will be awarded during 2016. Since inception of the programme in 2009 more than R1,5 million has been awarded to 15 recipients. “For many, access to quality education is a very real challenge and ACT extends a heartfelt thanks to our partners for playing such a valuable role in improving the lives of young people,” says the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Chief Executive, Pieter Jacobs.

Auditions will be hosted nationally from June through to August:
- Durban: 22 - 25 June
- Cape Town: 27- 30 June
- Port Elizabeth: 1 & 2 July
- Potchefstroom 11 July
- Bloemfontein 12 July
- Kimberley 13 July
- Witbank 22 July
- Polokwane 23 July
- Pretoria 5 - 7 August
- Johannesburg 8 - 10 August

Grade 12 learners will be required to prepare a range of performance material including prescribed and own-choice monologues, a dance number and song.

Winners will be at liberty to choose any undergraduate performing arts course at an accredited South African tertiary institution of their choice. While candidates will be assessed on their competency in three disciplines, learners who demonstrate exceptional potential in one of the disciplines also stands a chance to win an acting, singing or dance scholarship.

Grade 12 finalists must be available from 3 to 10 October for the final round to be hosted by the iconic Market Theatre in Johannesburg.

First-and-second-year students will be required to showcase more than one own-choice performance number in the discipline they are already mastering at an accredited South African tertiary institution. “We felt that performing an appropriate selection of material that best showcases a student’s talent is as important as having potential to make it in the very competitive performing arts industry in South Africa,” says Jacobs. Student finalists must be available every Thursday during September for regional rounds of which the details will be announced in August.

Registration closes on 31 May 2016. ACT is unable to accept any late registrations.

For more information and to register please visit:
Yvonne Verrall
Marketing Manager: Sport, Arts and Culture Affinity
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