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Arts and Culture Grant


The arts and culture grant offers financial assistance towards the development of the Arts and Culture sector. The aim of the grant is to empower artists, cultural practitioners and organisations to contribute towards economic diversification through the establishment of the creative industries. The limit for small grants is P50 000 while for large grants is P250 000.

Key areas include;

  • Capacity building workshops, seminars and training.
  • Entertainment covers shows, performances, music, comedy, poetry, theatre, drama and edutainment.
  • Literary works cover activities around content creation, presentation and promotion of literary works, book production, translation/adaptations, discussions based on written works, writers/readers competitions
  • Hosting and curating exhibitions
  • Hosting fashion shows
  • Public arts which includes production of sculptures and murals in public places
Who is eligible?

Botswana citizens  

  • Artists
  • Cultural practitioners
  • Cultural organisations
  • Registered organisations which comply with appropriate registration authority
  • Unregistered Community groups/Committees must have Village Development Committee support
How do I get this service?
  • Download, complete and submit the required MYSC Grants Form to the MYSC District Office.
  • Access forms from the MYSC District Offices.
What supporting documents are required?
  • Quotations for services/ equipment
  • A certified copy of National Identity Card (Omang)
  • Valid Registration Certificate
  • Proof of compliance in submission of Tax Returns
  • VAT Clearance/ Exemption Certificate as applicable
How long will this service take?

The application process takes two (2) months.

How much does it cost?

No cost.

Where can I obtain this service?

MYSC Headquarters and District offices.

Where can I get more information on this Service

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development

Y2K Building – Central Business District

Plot 54372

Private Bag 00514,



Tel. (+267) 3682600

Fax. (+267) 3913473

Toll Free No. 0800 600 883

Facebook Page: Myscbw

Twitter Page: @myscbw

Instagram Page: myscbw

Email: mycontactzone [at]

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