Welcome to the Artist Zone

The 2017 National Arts Festival will be run from 29 June – 9 July 2017 in Grahamstown – and promises to be another amazing celebration of the best in performance and visual art in South Africa.

2017 Main Proposals

We are no longer accepting proposals for the MAIN programme. To apply for the Fringe, please use the forms and consult the guides listed in the box on the left of this page.


Applications to work as a technician at #NAF17 will open in early 2017. Thank you for your interest.
Venue plans, tech specs and lighting plans for all Festival venues will be posted here in 2017.Go there
Visual artists, get to know your exhibition space before you even arrive in Grahamstown.Go there

Our 2017 Marketing Zone will include all the tools you need to promote your Fringe productionVisit Marketing Zone

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