How many regions take part in SACOPA?

All the South African regions with a number of contestants are represented at SACOPA: Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Western Cape, Northern Cape and North West.

Are the South African Championships of Performing Arts a family event?

SACOPA is completely family friendly: it is important for the contestants to have all the support of their families, and to see that the people they love believe in them.
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What will I get if I win SACOPA? What will my child get by winning SACOPA?

Just by qualifying and taking part in a national competition, a young talent can gain the confidence needed to start, or continue, a journey in the multi-faceted world of the performing arts.

The winners of the South African Championships will have a chance to compete against other international contestants in the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where experienced and famous talent scouts and a real Hollywood experience will wait for them.

Should they then be among the winners of the World Championship, they could be awarded scholarships to continue education in the performing arts industry (more than $130,000.00 are awarded for this every year).

What is SACOPA’s mission?

SACOPA’s main mission is to give young talents an opportunity to shine and see their dreams come true.
By developing and co-ordinating programs designed to enhance the well being of the Performing Arts Industry and of its individuals in South Africa, SACOPA aims at creating an infrastructure that can offer all contestants a gateway to become a World Champion.