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The Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation

STAND The Sustaining Theatre and Dance (STAND) Foundation is an independent, non-profit and public benefit entity created by individuals within the sector to nurture, promote and celebrate contemporary South African dance and theatre.

We are celebrating our second anniversary this month.

Thank you to our partners, beneficiaries, donors and supporters for coming along on the journey with us. It’s been a tough two years but we’re still STANDing and working together to impact artists’ lives in meaningful ways. Two years of STANDing with Theatre and Dance.

Donations and Subscriptions


With the impact of COVID-19, we understand that there are those who are unable to be regular subscribers and may wish to make a one-off donation.  Others may be in a position to become Patrons of the STAND Foundation by donating an bi-annual amount of R10 000.00 (payable at once or in instalments over a year-long period).

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Name of Account:
Sustaining Theatre and Dance Foundation NPC
Account number:
SWIFT code:

Note: South African banks use a SWIFT Code not an IBAN Code



STAND Foundation’s vision is to nurture, promote and celebrate contemporary South African dance and theatre and provide platforms for those who make their living within the sector, to do so, and affirm their creativity and human dignity.  To do this, requires partnerships throughout the whole ecosystem, including audiences.

In this regard, STAND Foundation aims to develop an extensive database of South Africans who will subscribe to the STAND Foundation for at least R100 per month (R1200 per year).  

Subscribers will receive a range of exclusive online and physical benefits such as invitations to readings of new plays, interviews with top directors and choreographers, opportunities to observe rehearsals, free or reduced-fee access to STAND projects, and so on.

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