Explained: New pathways to the NAF Fringe

Given the tough broader arts environment that artists are operating in, the challenges of Makhanda as well as the heavy cost of staging the Fringe, […]

By |August 29th, 2019|0 Comments

Sharjah: Be part of a brand-new fringe festival

The inaugural 2020 Sharjah Fringe, the first-ever fringe festival in the UAE, will be a brand-new, global platform of the best family and children’s theatre. […]

By |August 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Let’s talk about the future of the Fringe

A new-look National Arts Festival Fringe is on the way – and we want to run it by you
The arts world is going through interesting […]

By |August 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Tony and Thuli Cox – live in concert in Makhanda

Tony Cox Live in Concert – with special guest Thuli Cox
Presented in partnership with the Creative City Project
A special concert is planned for the end […]

By |August 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Sign up for E Cape Schools’ Fest on the Road

The Eastern Cape Schools’ Fest on the Road will be held on 17 and 18 September in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown). To whet your appetite, please […]

By |August 14th, 2019|0 Comments

We’re looking for a new leader…

Update: Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest in this position.

MAKHANDA – The National Arts Festival and Grahamstown Foundation have begun the recruitment […]

By |August 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Distell2020: Chance for new writers to stage work

The National Arts Festival is calling on new playwrights to step forward with exciting ideas for plays that will inspire and challenge audiences for the […]

By |August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

NAF’s curators share tips on what they’re looking for

Not long after the curtain has fallen on the 2019 National Arts Festival, organisers are in preparation mode once again, announcing the call for artists […]

By |July 24th, 2019|0 Comments

NAF CEO to step down, new board members appointed

Makhanda – The National Arts Festival has announced that its long-serving Chief Executive Officer, Tony Lankester, will be stepping down from the position later this […]

By |July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Celebrating Standard Bank Ovation Award winners!

A sold-out performance by Freshlyground and a free parade through the streets of Makhanda on Sunday saw out the National Arts Festival, an 11-day cultural […]

By |July 7th, 2019|0 Comments