Registrations open for ACT Scholarships

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The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is pleased to announce that registrations are open for the ACT Performing Arts Scholarships 2010.

In association with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) and Nedbank Arts Affinity, the programme is aimed at learners in their final year of secondary education who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts at an accredited tertiary institution. Last year Steven Paul Norman from Cape Town was the recipient of the inaugural ACT | DALRO Performing Arts Scholarship to the value of R75 000. Norman proved his abilities as the triple threat master in the disciplines of singing, dancing and acting at the Finals which were held at Gold Reef City’s Globe Theatre in September last year. Norman is now a drama student at the University of Cape Town.

“We are proud to announce that Nedbank will be sponsoring an additional scholarship to the value of R75 000,’ says Nomalanga Nkosi, Programmes Manager of ACT. “That means 2010 Scholarships for two students, one male and one female, will be awarded. To qualify, learners are invited to participate in a national competition where they will be assessed on their singing, dancing and acting potential,’ she explains.

Regional rounds will be held in three major cities; namely Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg during the month of May with subsequent rounds being held at the South African National Schools Festival in Grahamstown in July.

Rules of the competition, guidelines for preparation and the relevant registration forms should be downloaded from www.act.org.za/resources_downloads.htm. The selected finalists must be available for the final round which will take place in Johannesburg during September 2010. ACT will cover the costs of travel and accommodation for finalists. The closing date for registrations is Wednesday 31 March 2010.

For more information contact the ACT office on 011 463 6705 or e-mail info@act.org.za

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