March 2017

Make this the year to come to Grahamstown

By |March 18th, 2017|News|

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 […]

The Gruffalo struts on to Joburg stage

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

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 […]

Grahamstown to host 11 Days of Amazing in 2017

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

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 […]

November 2016

Arts Journalism of the Year Award: all the winners

By |November 28th, 2016|News|

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 […]

October 2016

Deadline extended for Arts Journalism Awards

By |October 6th, 2016|News|

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 […]

August 2016

Enter now for the Arts Journalism Awards 2016

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

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 […]

NAF17: what we’re looking for

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

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: […]

Countdown to Main programme deadline

By |August 9th, 2016|News|

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 […]

July 2016

Opinion: Grahamstown, we have a problem

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

(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 […]

Ashraf Johaardien is NAF’s new Executive Producer

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

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