Welcome to the Artist Zone

We’d like to invite you to be part of the National Arts Festival, an amazing 11-day celebration of the best in performance and visual art in South Africa – the largest of its kind on the African continent.

The 45th National Arts Festival will take place in Grahamstown from 27 June to 9 July 2019. The Main programme is curated by the Artistic Committee, working with Executive Producer Ashraf Johaardien.
The Call for Proposals for 2019 is now closed. Call for Proposals
Applications to be part of the open-access Fringe in 2019 will open in October. Please keep an eye on our social media platforms for announcements and deadlines. Registration will run until early January 2019.Fringe 2018 highlights
 Performers, find plans, technical specifications and lighting set-ups for all the National Art Festival venuesVenue information
We know there’s a lot to take in – so we’ve compiled answers to some of your commonly asked questions Go to FAQs
Everything you need to know about marketing your Fringe production.Fringe Marketing guides
Crafters and vendors need to apply to be part of the Village Green Fair. Applications open in October 2018 and will close mid-February 2019.  Watch this space for details.
Please make sure you’re familiar with the guidelines covering the use of the National Arts Festival logo. You’ll find graphic elements to download here too Visit the Marketing Zone
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