February 2018

Subscribe to FEST44 – news, behind the scenes, interviews

By |February 8th, 2018|

Welcome to FEST44, a new publication brought to you by the National Arts Festival team
FEST44 marks the 44th edition of the National Arts Festival – […]

Sneak peeks: Hamlet, Jungfrau and Steven Cohen

By |February 1st, 2018|

We’ll be revealing the jewels of the Main programme in the build-up to the National Arts Festival, which opens on 28 June. Here are just three spectacular performances that […]

January 2018

David April, embracing dance in South Africa

By |January 31st, 2018|

The Main programme of the National Arts Festival is selected from an annual open call for submissions by an Artistic Committee, comprising experts in their […]

‘An artist’s duty is to reflect the times’

By |January 30th, 2018|

Dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza is this year’s National Arts Festival Featured Artist, an annual recognition that celebrates and showcases artists who contribute to South Africa’s […]

Tuning in to Guy Buttery’s global language

By |January 30th, 2018|

It is the first time since 1981 that the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music has has been given to a non-classical artist, writes Estelle Sinkins
KEEPING the […]

Remembering Hugh Masekela, jazz legend

By |January 24th, 2018|

We mourn with the rest of South Africa the passing of one of South Africa’s greatest musicians – Hugh Masekela.

The images on this page were shot at […]

Mamela Nyamza is 2018’s Featured Artist

By |January 8th, 2018|

Each year, the National Arts Festival celebrates the work of a Featured Artist – a South African artist who has consistently exhibited ground-breaking work and […]

December 2017

Wanted: Festival pop-up galleries for 2018

By |December 19th, 2017|

With the move of Village Green to the Victoria Girls’ fields in 2018, the National Arts Festival is looking at various strategies to enhance the […]

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. […]