October 2019

Rucera Seethal is NAF’s new Artistic Director 

By |October 2nd, 2019|

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 […]

August 2019

Explained: New pathways to the NAF Fringe

By |August 29th, 2019|

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, […]

Sharjah: Be part of a brand-new fringe festival

By |August 26th, 2019|

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. […]

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|

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 […]

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 […]