The South African Young Creatives Programme offers a range of exciting opportunities for participants, including mentorship programs, workshops, exhibitions, performances, networking events, and access to resources and facilities. By engaging with experienced mentors and industry experts, young creatives will have the chance to refine their skills, expand their knowledge, and gain valuable insights into various art forms and career paths.
The Young Creatives Programme, a National Youth Service Programme of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, aims to identify, nurture, and empower young artists, writers, musicians, performers, designers, and creators from diverse backgrounds. It serves as a stepping stone for their professional development and a catalyst for their artistic careers.
The Young Creatives Programme :
- will assist the department in its quest to deliver service in creative arts activities,
- To promote patriotism and nation-building,
- To advance social cohesion
- To help participants to develop occupational skills necessary to be self-employed, to access work-readiness or employability skills of being successful in getting a job and having sustainable livelihood opportunities.
The Young Creatives Programme will be implemented also as a strategy to revive the importance of Community Arts Centres. It will make Community Arts Centres to be at the centre of youth and community development. Also Read: South Africa Department of Sport Arts & Culture Young Creatives Programme Launch
Each participant will receive a stipend allowance that ranges from R3’500-00 – R4’000-00. Notwithstanding the amount of stipend, they shall receive through their participation in the programme, we are however certain that this will contribute meaningfully and effectively in decisively attacking unemployment and reducing poverty amongst themselves and their immediate families. Participation by young people in the programme will also increase their chances of employability, to a point that some of them may gain greater self-confidence that leads to them being employed.
How to Apply / Registration
Interested applicants are requested to be patient since the aplication process is yet to begin, we will keep you updated, always check out this space