Make this the year to come to Grahamstown

To avoid a big dose of Festival #FOMO, it’s time to start planning for a trip to South Africa’s biggest cultural and social celebration, the National […]

By |March 18th, 2017|News|News|0 Comments

The Gruffalo struts on to Joburg stage

After hugely successful runs in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth as well as an equally well-received holiday season in Port Alfred, the South African version […]

By |March 9th, 2017|Festival Notices, News, Theatre|Festival Notices, News, Theatre|0 Comments

Grahamstown to host 11 Days of Amazing in 2017

The world’s cultural spotlight will fall once more on Grahamstown from 29 June to 9 July 2017 when the National Art’s Festival’s presents a “window […]

By |March 2nd, 2017|Festival News, News|Festival News, News|0 Comments

Arts Journalism of the Year Award: all the winners

The 2016 Arts Journalism of the Year Award winners were announced on Monday 28 November at a ceremony at Nando’s Central Kitchen in Johannesburg.

A partnership between the […]

By |November 28th, 2016|News|News|0 Comments

Deadline extended for Arts Journalism Awards

The deadline for entry into the National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism Awards has been extended to 10 October 2016 at 17h00.

Submissions are invited from media […]

By |October 6th, 2016|News|News|0 Comments

Enter now for the Arts Journalism Awards 2016

Arts writers, broadcasters and photographers across traditional and online media are invited to submit work for consideration in the 2016 National Arts Festival/BASA Arts Journalism of […]

By |August 31st, 2016|Festival News, News|Festival News, News|0 Comments

NAF17: what we’re looking for

In 2017, the Main programme of the National Arts Festival (29 June to 9 July 2017) will focus on the relationship between art and disruption: […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Festival Notices, News|Festival Notices, News|0 Comments

Countdown to Main programme deadline

Artists interested in taking part in South Africa’s National Arts Festival, which will be held from 29 June to 9 July 2017, have just weeks left […]

By |August 9th, 2016|News|News|0 Comments

Opinion: Grahamstown, we have a problem

(The following piece, written by Festival CEO Tony Lankester, was featured in Grocotts Mail on Friday 16 July 2016)

Dear Grahamstown

Firstly – thank you to everyone […]

By |July 15th, 2016|Festival News, News|Festival News, News|0 Comments

Ashraf Johaardien is NAF’s new Executive Producer

– Playwright and Arts Administrator Ashraf Johaardien has been appointed as the Executive Producer of the National Arts Festival, ​a newly created […]

By |July 14th, 2016|Festival News, News|Festival News, News|0 Comments