The award for Long Term Development was attributed to the Deutsche Bank Africa Foundation
for 'Little Artists School'
. Now 10 years old, the Little Artists School is attended by children from two Hillbrow orphanages near Johannesburg. The Deutsche Bank support has ensured permanent class room facilities where structured programmes can be implemented.
Business & Arts South Africa (BASA) is a not-for profit company whose primary aim is to promote mutually beneficial and sustainable business-arts partnership that will benefit society as a whole. BASA was founded in 1997 as a joint initiative between the South African Department of Arts and Culture
and the private sector. BASA's Long Term Development Award is given to companies which have significantly developed or expanded sponsorship commitment to a project or programme during a period of 3 years or more.