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Makhanda is open for business

The National Arts Festival is one of the signatories to a public statement that was issued today by institutions, NGOs, and businesses, stating that despite […]

By |May 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Problem with ‘Print at Home’ function – we’re working on it!

Dear NAF Customer

Thank you for your purchase. We’re aware of an intermittent problem with the ‘Print at Home’ function and are working to rectify it […]

By |April 28th, 2015|20 Comments

2015 Standard Bank Jazz Festival burns with spirit of collaboration

True to the open-ended, connected spirit of jazz, this year’s Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs in Grahamstown as part of the National […]

By |March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 National Arts Festival keeps it sharp and fresh

Satire and freedom of expression will seize centre stage at this year’s National Arts Festival, which runs from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 12 July in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape.

By |March 17th, 2015|2 Comments

National Arts Festival calls for proposals for 2015

After celebrating, in 2014, four decades of superb programming, vibrant creativity, courageous experimentation, dynamic international collaborations and a passion for celebrating excellence, the National Arts […]

By |August 4th, 2014|2 Comments

The reasons why….

An online discussion, spurred by an article by writer and activist Mike van Graan and responded to by Festival CEO, Tony Lankester, deals with the […]

By |July 23rd, 2014|3 Comments

The National Arts Festival Stats Celebrate 40 years of Artistry

Street parades, a birthday celebration, a dazzling array of international performers from over 40 countries, and over 2800 performances in eleven days all contributed to […]

By |July 17th, 2014|0 Comments

2014 Standard Bank Ovation Awards announced at National Arts Festival

The much anticipated Standard Bank Ovation Awards were announced on the closing day of the 2014 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Convenor of the Awards Panel, […]

By |July 13th, 2014|0 Comments

The National Arts Festival Reports Positive Half Way Results

Despite the icy weather, South Africans are continuing to support the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in their numbers, according to organisers who announced positive […]

By |July 10th, 2014|0 Comments

The National Arts Festival and Business and Arts South Africa (BASA) announce Arts Journalism Awards

Charl Blignaut, Arts Editor of City Press newspaper, has been named South Africa’s Arts Journalist of the Year for the second consecutive year. The prize, […]

By |July 6th, 2014|0 Comments