Pacofs calls for proposals from artists


The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (Pacofs) invites independent community theatre groups to submit their proposals and sign up to showcase their original, new, and cutting-edge stage productions in drama, music and dance for the 2023/24 Incubator Programme.

The Incubator Programme is an initiative by the Department of Sports, Arts, and culture in partnership with Pacofs.

“Over 3 years Pacofs has spear-headed and implemented the Incubator Programme within the Free State demographics, to produce multi-disciplinary works of artists that cover genres such as drama, music, and dance.”


  1. All Free State performing artists (unemployed and out of school youth) between the ages of 18-35.
  2. Prerequisite for community theatre groups, written original script and the production must be already in rehearsal stages.
  3. Synopsis and/or artistic treatment of the production.
  4. Language preferences: any/all official South African languages.
  5. Maximum number of participants in each production: must be no more than 10 cast members; including core/crew/and technical team.
  6. Unclear narrative and/or unstructured storyline will not be considered

How to apply:

  1. Send a written proposal with the background of the theatre group and company electronically.
  2. Proposer must confirm the accuracy of the content of the proposal.
  3. Submit a synopsis/artistic treatment of the production.
  4. Motivation on why your production is relevant for the Incubator Programme and how it will benefit you/your group and the community must be outlined clearly.
  5. Provide Pacofs with one reference letter from a mentor and/or community leader.
  6. Be prepared to showcase 15 minutes of your creative work for evaluation, adjudication, and recommendation.

Applications can be emailed to: For enquiries contact or 051-447-7771.

The closing date for proposals is 17 June. No fax nor hand-delivered applications will be accepted.

Compiled by Justine Fortuin