November 2017

Standard Bank ensures the Festival moves forward

By |November 2nd, 2017|

Standard Bank has renewed their sponsorship of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, one of the country’s longest and highest profile sponsorship investments, for a […]

Meet the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artists

By |November 1st, 2017|

Chuma Sopotela, Guy Buttery, Igshaan Adams, Jemma Kahn, Musa Hlatshwayo and Thandi Ntuli are South Africa’s next breakthrough creatives
Meet the 2018 Standard Bank Young Artist Award recipients. […]

July 2017

Collaboration and innovation the way forward

By |July 14th, 2017|

The National Arts Festival, which ended in Grahamstown last Sunday, has reported its final attendance figures for the year.

“We experienced a 10,2% drop in attendance […]

GALLERY: Best of the Festival (Part 2)

By |July 11th, 2017|

All photographs by Jan Potgieter. His passion for performing arts photography relates to his love for photographing people. He says he has always loved capturing fleeting […]

New Format for Cape Town Fringe 2017

By |July 10th, 2017|

Monday, July 10, 2017 — Organised by the same team that puts together the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown every year, the Cape […]

2017 Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award

By |July 10th, 2017|

Soweto theatre group Ngizwe, has been named the recipient of the National Arts Festival’s Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award, sponsored by the Embassy of the Netherlands, […]

Ovation Awards 2017 – Special, Silver and Gold

By |July 9th, 2017|

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year, it was no easy feat for the Ovations Awards […]

Ovation Award winners at #NAF17

By |July 8th, 2017|

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 […]

Extra shows, changes and cancellations: 8 July

By |July 8th, 2017|

While we make every effort to ensure the information in the programme is correct, changes to schedules, cancellations and additions are ongoing. The website and […]

New home for Village Green in 2018

By |July 7th, 2017|

From 2018 the Village Green Craft Market at the National Arts Festival will have a new home.

The market, which hosts about 300 traders, crafters, food […]