Sponsored by the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank Arts Affinity, the ACT Scholarships Programme is aimed at learners in their final year of secondary education who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts.
Individuals between 18 and 25 who are not considered to be professional and who are not registered for an undergraduate course during the year of participation are also eligible.
Participants are required to demonstrate competence in three disciplines – acting, singing and dancing – with exceptional talent in at least one. Auditions for the final round will be held in Durban, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg and Bloemfontein.
Selected finalists must be available for the final round, which will take place from the 24th of September to 1 October 2013. ACT will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for finalists.
Three performing arts Scholarships to the value of R 150,000, R 105,000 and R 60,000 will be awarded and winners will be at liberty to select their preferred performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution.