August 2019

Let’s talk about the future of the Fringe

By |August 21st, 2019|

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 […]

Tony and Thuli Cox – live in concert in Makhanda

By |August 20th, 2019|

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 […]

Sign up for E Cape Schools’ Fest on the Road

By |August 14th, 2019|

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 […]

We’re looking for a new leader…

By |August 7th, 2019|

MAKHANDA – The National Arts Festival and Grahamstown Foundation have begun the recruitment process for a new joint-CEO, with the publishing of the job specification […]

Distell2020: Chance for new writers to stage work

By |August 5th, 2019|

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 […]

July 2019

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

By |July 24th, 2019|

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 […]

NAF CEO to step down, new board members appointed

By |July 11th, 2019|

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 […]

Celebrating Standard Bank Ovation Award winners!

By |July 7th, 2019|

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 […]

Latest Ovation Award winners at #NAF2019

By |July 6th, 2019|

Artistic innovation, excellence, the exploration of new performance styles and the courage to open new conversation through the arts underpin the motivation for the winners of […]

Join the Festival parade & bid farewell to NAF2019

By |July 5th, 2019|

A decade ago, the first Festival Parade was held on the streets of Grahamstown; this year, the street parade will bid farewell to the 45th […]