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

Apply now to be part of the Fringe in 2020

The call for registration for the 2020 Fringe at the National Arts Festival is now open! The 46th Festival will take place from 25 June […]

By |November 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The 5 artists shaking up SA’s creative industry

Blessing Ngobeni, Nthato Mokgata, Lulu Mlangeni, Jefferson Tshabalala, and Sisonke Xonti join the ranks of the Standard Bank Young Artists
Five of South Africa’s most innovative […]

By |November 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Rucera Seethal is NAF’s new Artistic Director 

Rucera Seethal is the newly appointed Artistic Director of the National Arts Festival (NAF), the flagship festival held annually in Makhanda and the biggest festival […]

By |October 2nd, 2019|0 Comments