Here is a list of our wonderful sponsors and supporters who make this event possible. Please click on the images to visit their websites.


ASSITEJ unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people. ASSITEJ is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children and young people across the globe and advocates on behalf of all children regardless of nationality, cultural identity, ethnicity, or religion.

Visit the National Lotteries Commission website to find out about other projects supported by the NLC.

Visit the National Lotteries Commission website to find out about other projects supported by the NLC.

The NLC relies on funds from the proceeds of the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act guides the way in which NLC funding may be allocated. The intention of NLC funding is to make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable and to improve the sustainability of the beneficiary organisations. Available funds are distributed to registered and qualifying non-profit organisations in the fields of charities;
arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation. By placing its emphasis on areas of greatest need and potential, the NLC contributes to South Africa’s development.

ITYARN aims to further research in theatre and performance for children and youth, through international exchanges of scholarly materials and discourse at conferences, symposia, and festivals.  


UCT Drama: Located in the heart of South Africa's beautiful Mother City and built on a proud tradition of excellence, The UCT Drama Department is committed to nurturing individual creative and academic brilliance within the context of a vibrant local and international performing arts community" - See more at:


Drama for Life is an independent academic, research and community engagement programme based at the Wits School of Arts. Drama for Life’s primary research and academic focus falls within the fields of study: Applied Drama: Theatre in Education, Communities and Social Contexts / Drama in Education Drama Therapy


The Conference Company was established in August 1997 as a Professional Conference Organising Company (PCO) to assist corporate, association and government organisations with their conference event co-ordination. We have offices in Durban, Cape Town and Gauteng, allowing us to network throughout South Africa as well as Sub Saharan African Countries. We are B-BBE compliant and currently have a Level 2 rating.


The NAC’s vision is to establish a vibrant, sustainable arts community that enriches lives through the creative expression of South Africa’s cultures.

Funding is available for arts projects and bursaries in the field of the arts. The NAC offers individual bursaries at post graduate level only. Bursaries for undergraduate students are offered through education and training institutions. 


A Dynamic; vibrant and transformed arts, Culture and heritage sector, leading nation building through social cohesion and socio-economic inclusion. 

Mzansi Golden Economy (MGE) is a strategy to reposition the cultural industries in South Africa. The MGE strategy opens up the arts, culture and heritage sector to effectively and comprehensively contribute to economic growth and job creation.


As one of South Africa’s leading investment banks, Rand Merchant Bank continually strives to be a good corporate citizen and to secure a sustainable future for all its stakeholders.

The RMB Fund, a member of the FirstRand Foundation (FRF), is Rand Merchant Bank’s corporate social investment vehicle, contributing 1% of net profit after tax, towards selected projects within two focused development sectors.

In the pursuit of doing good business and good work, the RMB Fund enjoys executive level representation and participation.


The NRF is an independent statutory body established through the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998), following a system-wide review conducted for the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology (DACST). The new entity incorporated the functions of the research funding agencies that were previously servicing various sections of the research community, namely the former Centre for Science Development (CSD) of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and the former Foundation for Research Development (FRD) that included several National Research Facilities.

Splitbeam is a member of the Gearhouse Group of companies. We provide a professional equipment hire service and stockholding that meets the specific needs of the theatre industry and is priced towards long-term rental.

Our city is a creative hub with a great amount of arts, heritage and cultural sites, activities and opportunities for all. We boast world-class dance, drama and music, as well as visual arts, crafts, design and written and spoken literature. As a visitor or resident looking for creative experiences, we encourage you to explore everything our city has to offer.

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape. We work closely with the national government and municipalities in the Western Cape to ensure that the citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need. We are committed to delivering an open opportunity society for all.

The mission of Wesgro is to fulfil our mandate as prescribed by the Provincial Government and City of Cape Town, to attract and retain foreign and domestic direct investments, grow exports, and market the province as a destination for business and tourism. Wesgro intends to facilitate the link between business and government decision-makers; and provide service excellence in all our business support functions.


Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) is an internationally recognised South African development agency with a suite of integrated programmes implemented nationally and internationally. BASA encourages mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts, securing the future development of the arts sector in South Africa and contributing to corporate success through Shared Value. Business and Arts South Africa (NPC) was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative of the Department of Arts and Culture and the business sector as a public/private partnership.

Situated in the heart of the mother city, the Artscape Theatre Centre brings you the highest level of artistic excellence in all aspects of performing arts for more than four decades! All this success is attributed to the combination of world-class productions, high tech sets and locally made period and modern costumes which makes Artscape Theatre Centre stand out as an iconic cultural beacon in the Western Cape.

The home of progressive South African theatre and performance since 1977, and the cultural gateway to the University of Cape Town, the Baxter Theatre Centre is a vibrant, multi-cultural entertainment hub in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town.

BUZ Publicity is a multi-award winning public relations, events and marketing company, specialising in arts, culture, lifestyle and entertainment.

Founded by Bridget van Oerle in 1996, BUZ Publicity has since grown to become one of Southern Africa’s most respected and effective media, events and publicity firms, with a bulging portfolio of satisfied clients under its belt.

Our aim is to bring about change in underdeveloped and underprivileged communities through working with partners and pooling resources.
In this way we hope to make a significant and sustainable impact in these communities. At all times we respect the knowledge and integrity of those we assist but we try to increase the capacity of our beneficiaries rather than maintain their ongoing dependence on us.

The Ubuntu Academy (UA) is a holistic concept of human development. It is about inspiration, potential and young people – young people with dreams, passion and hope. The essence of the mission is to empower youth and to enable them to realise and unleash their inherent potential.

The UA is made up of coaches, partners, the core team, the founding members and a board, as well as a wider network of stakeholders such as greater Cape Town communities (Khayelitsha, Blikkiesdorp, Mitchell's Plain), families and the Western Cape Government and of course of the students.

Right in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa’s Mother City, which is renowned for her pleasant climate. We have a choice of comfortable bedrooms, the majority with views over the harbour, the bustling Thibault Square or Table Mountain. There are conference and banqueting facilities, a small fitness room and a pool (under construction), a restaurant and the friendliest staff in town.

Strand Tower Hotel - the ideal place for your stay in Cape Town, South Africa's most beautiful city. Our four star hotel is located in the city centre not far from the V&A Waterfront, with all the prime city attractions but a short walk away. The rooms offer incontestable panoramic views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, the city and the harbour.


The Liaison Office of the Swiss Arts Council in Southern Africa
Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, renamed as such since we moved from Cape Town to Johannesburg in February 2012, is one of the Pro Helvetia representations abroad, set up at the beginning of 1998, and the second base on the African continent besides Cairo. Although Pro Helvetia Johannesburg has its office in the bustling Braamfontein precinct in Johannesburg, it is set up with the characteristics of a mobile office to cover the whole of Southern Africa.


The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. We promote the study of German abroad and encourage international cultural exchange.


IFAS-Culture is the cultural department of the French Embassy in South Africa and supports artistic events in various domains, throughout the year and around the country. 


The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts

The General Representation of the Government of Flanders is responsible for all official contacts and issues with regards to the Government of Flanders and its competences in 7 countries in southern African region (Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa). 


We offer various consular services and offer support to Dutch nationals when things go wrong abroad. Another core focus is to promote economic and trade relations between South Africa and the Netherlands, by supporting companies with information and match making. We strongly believe in a new way of looking at foreign diplomacy. One where building relationships, putting the demand at the core of our discussions and focusing on long-term commitments and partnerships form the core of our strategy. An open, modern and accessible Embassy is part of that strategy too.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation plans, directs, implements and assesses Spain's foreign policy and development cooperation policy, following the Government's guidelines and applying the principle of unity of external action.

The Italian Institute of Culture in Pretoria seeks to promote and spread the Italian language and culture

The prime aim of the new Danish Arts Foundation is to promote the arts in Denmark and Danish art abroad.  The new Danish Arts Foundation consists of twelve specialist committees and a coordinating board of directors.

Web development and Graphic Design services.