Calling all performers, writers, musicians and artists, come crowdfund your idea

Thundafund and the Department of Arts and Culture

THUNDAFUND and the DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE invite applications for an exciting funding initiative, Crowdfunding Creative Development Project

The Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) partnered with Thundafund in developing crowdfunding as a viable option for a wide spectrum of people, specifically for those from less affluent and historically less networked sectors. The DAC/Thundafund project are looking to the performing arts fields, including theatre, physical  theatre, dance, music and performance art projects to realise their potential through the Thundafund crowdfunding site to test, launch and market their creative endeavors to South Africa and the world. One of the most exciting outcomes of the development of the Thundafund crowdfunding platform is that it activates communities to support the creative industries directly.


  • An established and trusted internet based crowdfunding platform.
  • Dedicated accelerators to market and publicize your project.
  • T-Bucks – a Backing it Forward ‘promotion’ of the Thundabucks 200 (t-Bucks200) (T’s&C’s)


  • Exciting projects in the  performing arts fields, including theatre, physical  theatre, dance, music and performance art.
  • Projects that have an impact on historically disadvantaged individuals and/or  communities either as participants or audiences.


  • Assistance and mentoring of your crowdfunding appeal for your project.
  • Personalized assistance from a dedicated accelerator.
  • A percentage of matched funding dependant on your project achieving its funding goal through the ‘T-Bucks’ promotion.
  • Loads of publicity.
  • Support and encouragement from the Thundafund team.


Download the application form: DAC Project Submission Thundafund form

Submit the completed application form to with the subject line THUNDAFUND and the DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND CULTURE invite applications for an exciting funding initiative.

Please note that there is a limit of 12 selected projects who will qualify for this opportunity for an Accelerator to assist you on your crowdfunding campaign and to qualify for the ‘t-Bucks 200’ promotion.


If you have any questions on crowdfunding, please read the Crowdfunding 101 documents, Crowdfunding Checklist and do research on some Thundafund campaigns to get an idea for reward offerings and structure.

If you have further questions for ‘The Call Out of Projects’, contact with any questions or suggestions.

18 thoughts on “Calling all performers, writers, musicians and artists, come crowdfund your idea

  1. Mfundo Hashe says:

    Hi can you please send me the application form DAC/Thundfunding I’m interested to apply for funding for my upcoming projects

  2. Shadrack says:

    we running an performing arts organisation from disadvantaged community in Theunisen but we not registered yet. but we existing. can we apply for funds for performing project?

    • Thundafund says:

      Hi Dave,

      If you have already completed your online application, our Project Support Manager with email you within three days with feedback on your submission

      When they make contact you can voice your wish to be a part of the Department of Arts & Culture project. However, it is at Thundafund’s discretion to determine whether or not your project fits within the projects mandate.

      Kind Regards,
      The Thundafund Team

  3. elliot goniwe for early stix promotions says:

    im talent scouter also artist from eastern cape,Queenstown ,i manage two groups gor far,one is for Dance and another is for music. My contac is 0766494394 and 07650462971
    I would like financial support

  4. Sobathwala says:

    Hi Sobathwala is a contempry Kwaito group from Soweto. we need assistance with funding for catering for our invited guest on the 27th of November 2O15, Sobathwala will be Launching their EP music and they will be hosting community change drivers under a community brand project called wenzani ekasi community brand there still time for us to forward their application?

    • Thundafund says:

      Hi there

      Our platform focuses on rewards-based crowdfunding. Perhaps you can contact our sister company BackaBuddy – they focus solely on donations-based crowdfunding that might be perfectly suited to your needs. Contact them on info(at)backabuddy(dot)co(dot)za

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