Our Partners

We value, and strive to add value to all our partners. From corporate sponsors to our social investment partners; a caring community of foundations, family trusts, service clubs, and individual benefactors who support our bursary fund; to the kind individual and institutional donations received once-off and on an ongoing basis, we are ever grateful.

Our Sponsors

Creativity and academic prowess make for a formidable combination and that is what you find at the National School of the Arts.

We join hands with like-minded partners & friends who understand the intrinsic value of creativity to our society and who wish to invest in the creative innovators of the future

We have a basket of opportunities to suit individual CSI and sponsorship objectives.

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Contact Brenda Sakellarides on +72 82 6006739 or email

    Bursary Fund

    The National School of the Arts is reaching out to the broader community of corporates, foundations, family trusts, service clubs, and individual benefactors, locally and globally, to contribute to the NSA bursary fund, thereby helping to release the transformative power of quality arts education.

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    The immediate goal: A million rand in hostel bursaries to take care of vulnerable learners annually.

    As many as 150 learners will be unable to pay school fees for the current academic year impacting the optimal running of the school, necessitating the need to raise R5 million to manage the consequent deficit.

    The National School of the Arts is home to approximately 500 learners between the ages of 12 and 19 with the creativity and imagination to shape tomorrow and as many as 150 need your support.

    The NSA is a registered NPO with PBO status and can offer SECTION 18A Certification for all donations received.

    • Should donors wish a bursary to carry their name, the school would welcome it.
    • Should donors wish to know the beneficiary’s identity, the school will facilitate the contact.
    • Should donors require motivation from individual learners, the school will share this information.

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY online at Backabuddy (enables payment via a crowdfunding platform) or contact Brenda Sakellarides on +72 82 6006739 or email


    “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.”  Nelson Mandela

    Support the National School of the Arts with a donation today.

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    Consistently at the forefront of pioneering arts education, the NSA claims the distinction of being South Africa’s oldest and leading public-funded (Government) School of Specialisation in Performing and Creative Arts.


    Born of the amalgamation of the Johannesburg Art, Ballet, Drama and Music School, and Hoërskool Die Kruin, the re-imagined National School of the Arts (NSA), opened its doors in 1993, reflecting the imminent birth of the new South Africa. Situated on the crest of the Braamfontein Ridge, the NSA attracts talented learners from across South Africa and the greater SADC region.

    With its rich cultural heritage, this unique school is a gritty and glorious microcosm of South Africa in all its magnificent diversity mirrored in the learner demographics. If the world wants a glimpse into young creative South Africa, they should look at the National School of the Arts.

    The journey for a talented under-resourced learner at the NSA is much like the vision expressed in South Africa’s National Development Plan, “where opportunity is determined not by birth, but by ability, education, and hard work.” Socio-economic challenges are not a barrier to admission. In Art, we are one – is upheld in philosophy and practice.

    CLICK HERE TO DONATE TODAY at secure payment gateway Payfast or contact Brenda Sakellarides on +72 82 6006739 or email sakellaridesb@artschool.co.za

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