March 2020

Virtual NAF: your questions answered

By |March 25th, 2020|

Welcome to our world for 2020 – with a brand-new concept for our ‘new normal’
We’ve put together a list of answers to some of your […]

Send us your ideas for a Virtual National Arts Festival

By |March 21st, 2020|

This year we go digital – 2020 sees our first-ever big bold step into a virtual National Arts Festival.

We are inviting all artists, producers and […]

Stand by for the first-ever virtual NAF

By |March 17th, 2020|

A special announcement from Monica Newton, the CEO of the National Arts Festival
So here’s the thing… The National Arts Festival 2020 won’t be cancelled, but […]

Be part of Creativate Digital Arts Festival 2020

By |March 6th, 2020|

Technological connection is the new normal and we must reimagine what is ‘real’, what is ‘natural’, what is creativity. What does it mean to be […]

SA’s national treasure is this year’s Featured Artist

By |March 3rd, 2020|

The National Arts Festival annually pays tribute to an artist who has made a significant mark on the country’s arts landscape and, this year, the […]

‘We’re aiming to deliver the best possible Festival’

By |March 2nd, 2020|

Monica Newton, the new CEO of the National Arts Festival, has hit the ground running since moving to Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) in December. We asked […]

Top travel tips for Festival early birds

By |March 1st, 2020|

It’s never too early to start planning your #NAF2020 trip and here are some tips to get you cracking:

No programme? No problem! You don’t need to […]

February 2020

‘Intriguing, hopeful’ script wins 2020 Distell competition

By |February 4th, 2020|

Amy Louise Wilson was announced as the winner of the 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition at an awards ceremony in Stellenbosch on Friday 31 January.
The […]

December 2019

Monica Newton takes the reins at NAF

By |December 4th, 2019|

Experienced arts administrator Monica Newton has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the National Arts Festival. She will take up her position […]

November 2019

5 fresh voices are this year’s Distell finalists

By |November 25th, 2019|

The names of the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition of 2020 have been announced.
These fresh new South African voices, whose scripts have […]