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Virtual NAF: your questions answered

Welcome to our world for 2020 – with a brand-new concept for our ‘new normal’
We’ve put together a list of answers to some of your […]

By |March 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Send us your ideas for a Virtual National Arts Festival

This year we go digital – 2020 sees our first-ever big bold step into a virtual National Arts Festival.

We are inviting all artists, producers and […]

By |March 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Stand by for the first-ever virtual NAF

A special announcement from Monica Newton, the CEO of the National Arts Festival
So here’s the thing… The National Arts Festival 2020 won’t be cancelled, but […]

By |March 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Be part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival 2020

Technological connection is the new normal and we must reimagine what is ‘real’, what is ‘natural’, what is creativity. What does it mean to be […]

By |March 6th, 2020|0 Comments

SA’s national treasure is this year’s Featured Artist

The National Arts Festival annually pays tribute to an artist who has made a significant mark on the country’s arts landscape and, this year, the […]

By |March 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

‘We’re aiming to deliver the best possible Festival’

Monica Newton, the new CEO of the National Arts Festival, has hit the ground running since moving to Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) in December. We asked […]

By |March 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Top travel tips for Festival early birds

It’s never too early to start planning your #NAF2020 trip and here are some tips to get you cracking:

No programme? No problem! You don’t need to […]

By |March 1st, 2020|0 Comments

‘Intriguing, hopeful’ script wins 2020 Distell competition

Amy Louise Wilson was announced as the winner of the 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition at an awards ceremony in Stellenbosch on Friday 31 January.
The […]

By |February 4th, 2020|0 Comments

Monica Newton takes the reins at NAF

Experienced arts administrator Monica Newton has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Arts Festival. She will take up her position […]

By |December 4th, 2019|1 Comment

5 fresh voices are this year’s Distell finalists

The names of the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition of 2020 have been announced.
These fresh new South African voices, whose scripts have […]

By |November 25th, 2019|0 Comments