Welcome to the Artist Zone

The 46th edition of the National Arts Festival, an amazing 11-day celebration of the best in performance and visual art in South Africa, will run in Makhanda from 25 June to 5 July 2020.

For a complete overview of the Festival and all opportunities to take part, read our handy participation guide.

The Festival’s Main programme is curated by the Artistic Director, working with the Executive Producer and the Artistic Committee. Submissions of proposals to be part of the Main in 2020 are now closed. Call for Proposals
Applications for Fringe productions are open! For everything you need to know, and to apply, go here. Applications for exhibitions, films and music will be available soon. Deadline for entry is 20 January 2020. 2020 Fringe
This is where you’ll find plans, technical specifications and lighting set-ups for all the National Art Festival venues.Venue information
We know there’s a lot to take in – so we’ve compiled a readable guide to the Fringe, as well as answers to some of your commonly asked questions. Go to FAQs
Marketing your production is an important key to Festival success. Find out more about your options to get the word out about your show.Marketing guides
Crafters and vendors who would like to be part of the Village Green Fair can apply online. There is a R200 admin fee. Applications close mid-February 2020.Apply now
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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