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About us

Patrons, sponsors, friends and private donors are needed to support development, scholarships and special outreach craft skills training programmes for previously disadvantaged communities.

Bank Details

Ruth Prowse School of Art
Standard Bank
Mowbray
Acc. No. 071233326
Branch Code: 020909
Swift: SBZA ZA JJ

SECTION 18A AND 501(3)c
Ruth Prowse School of Art (an incorporated association not for gain) - Company Reg No 2009/000277/08 has Section 18A with SARS and donors can derive tax benefits. The School also has the American non-profit status of 501(3)c.


Scholarships, Materials Grants and Outreach

We invite you to become one of our donors by supporting our deserving students with financial support for fees and/or materials and/or transport. 

Also if you have art or craft materials that you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.


Academic Support

Exposure to a diversity of information and skills would greatly enhance the quality of education at the School. If you would like to support the School by presenting a pro bono guest lecture on an area of speciality, please contact Eunice at egeustyn@ruthprowse.co.za


Add To Our Database and Our Alumni Database

If you would like to be invited to events and exhibitions please let us know. Send your e-mail address to A'isha at admin@ruthprowse.co.za

Inviting all past students to get in contact with us so that we can update our records. Please send info to A'isha at admin@ruthprowse.co.za


Roodebloem Estate

Ruth Prowse School of Art is housed in the historical Roodebloem Estate which dates back to 1666.  The Retreat has its thatch and a square pedimented gable with massive ceiling beams dating to the 1770s.  Roodebloem is a double storied gabled house. It has an H-shaped ground plan and was one of the two remaining Cape Dutch farmsteads in Woodstock. Of the inherited woodwork, the main Georgian staircase dates from the middle of the 19th century, with the single storied cottages retaining their parapets, a wide stoep that runs in front of the main buildings and the cottages. We invite you to become a patron and support the ongoing restoration and preservation of this historical estate.


Ruth Prowse School of Art is committed to being an integral part of the wider community and fostering a range of creative expression and has full-time Diploma programs, an extensive part-time program and an innovative and expanding outreach program to serve the wider community and to redress the educational imbalances of the past.

As an independent Private Higher Education School, the school receives no educational subsidies from the South African Department of Education and the number of students that have the opportunity to access and participate in this unique educational environment is dependent on the generosity of our donors.

Ruth Prowse recognises that the skills its students acquire through the arts are those most needed in the modern workplace. Communication, co-operation, problem solving, risk taking, flexibility and creativity together with actively interacting with others in team work and involving themselves in the dialogue and process of discovery in a cost effective and efficient way, make the role of the artist of the utmost importance.

Housed in a living national monument the School is involved in heritage and conservation as well as restoration.