BASA’s latest news bulletin

Business and Art South Africa (BASA) develops partnership between business and the arts in a variety of ways. CN&CO enjoys a close association with BASA, with Carel Nolte being a member of the board.

The South African economy is tough and uncertain. It presents both opportunities and challenges. In the not-for-profit sector such in which BASA operates, it is the “survival of the fittest”. Michelle Constant, CEO of BASA, believes it is with the late Mohammed Ali’s teachings and concept of “resilience, absorption and agility” that the organisation can survive against all odds moving into the future.

ceramic-fynbos-artworkHighlights from the news bulletin this month:

  • BASA is excited about its website revamp and encourages members to interact and inform the BASA team about any interesting art stories it can include on the website.
  • #ArtMOVESme is an art campaign that explores the value of the arts for both business and broader society. Part of the #ArtMOVESme campaign is the graffiti hoarding project. This is a way in which the public can express how art “moves them” through graffiti. This year it took place at the National Arts Festival in early July.
  • BASA, in partnership with Standard Bank announced a new series of BASA Africa Business basa-and-uj-fadaBreakfasts earlier this year. The first breakfast took place at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg on 19 May 2016. The event took focus on the emergence – and growing importance – of Creative Change: A New Business Paradigm.


Don’t miss out on the upcoming events:

  • Next round of BASA Supporting Grants – closing date 9 November 2016
  • Business and Arts South Africa celebrates 20 years in 2017

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