Upskill and Inspire: BASA Established Programme, supported by RMB


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Previous BASA Established Programme delegates
Previous BASA Established Programme delegates

After the success of our first cycle this year, Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) opens the final call for 2017 to recruit 30 organisations for the BASA Established Programme, proudly supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

The arts, culture and creative sector organisations must be based in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban and are required to be registered and/or in operation for at least three years, in order to be eligible for the programme.

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“Our BASA Established Education programme aims to help elevate practising arts, culture and creative organisations with renewed vision and strategic business thinking,” explains Kim Sanssoucie, Programme Manager for BASA’s Creative Management. “The programme is based around the model of Asset Based Organisational thinking and practical insights from arts and creative leaders in all three cities.”

The BASA Established Programme, supported by RMB, is an intensive, transformative learning programme comprising of several different workshops. Some of the workshops are Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) – which talks to creative and organisational community development, others like Creative Market Growth offers action plans and strategies to structuring your creative organisation financially and operationally for sustainable outputs. Workshops are facilitated by specialist business professionals in the field being explored.

The strength of the workshops lie in the inclusion of arts, culture and creative facilitators drawn from South Africa’s extensive arts and creative sectors. These arts, culture and creative facilitators will offer their invaluable insights and expertise to workshop participants complimenting the business skill transfer.

The BASA Established Programme, supported by RMB, is part of a broader BASA Education initiative which aims to address the strategic thrust of development and support of the arts, culture and creative sectors by driving connectivity and sustainability through research as well as skills transfer.

The second and final cycle of workshops will begin in June – August 2017. To apply as a delegate on the programme, please go to and download the application form. Closing date is the 26 May 2017.

For more details, contact Kim Sanssoucie directly on 011 447 2295/89 or

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