February 2019

Berni Searle is the Featured Artist for 2019

By |February 21st, 2019|

The National Arts Festival has announced that its 2019 Featured Artist is Berni Searle, a visual artist based in Cape Town.

Each year the National Arts […]

Latest ‘Short Sharp Stories’ now on sale

By |February 20th, 2019|

THE winners of the Short Sharp Stories writing competition have been announced – with the final top 20 stories now on sale as a collection […]

6 things to plan now for NAF2019

By |February 19th, 2019|

1. Accommodation – It’s peak season so you’ll need to secure your accommodation as soon as possible. There’s a wide range of places to stay – […]

Tech boss Nicci Spalding and her elastic brain

By |February 19th, 2019|

ONE of the things the National Arts Festival is best known for is its outstanding technical expertise and professional stage services, breathing life into artists’ creative […]

Masicule: Vusi Mahlasela to lead 800 voices in song

By |February 18th, 2019|

By Kate Davies

Masicule celebrates its sixth birthday at the Guy Butler Theatre at the Monument in Makhanda on 24 and 25 February 2019. Masicule encourages […]

Distell playwright finalists announced

By |February 15th, 2019|

The National Arts Festival has revealed the five finalists of the Distell National Playwright Competition. These finalists will now embark on to the next phase […]

December 2018

The year that was, and the year to come

By |December 17th, 2018|

We ask the outgoing 2018 Standard Bank Young Artists about their experiences – and find out what they’re up to next…
Jemma Kahn, Theatre
Making THE BORROW PIT as SBYA […]

3 flagship shows on sale in December

By |December 7th, 2018|

For the first time ever, audiences will have the chance in December to snap up early tickets to three flagship productions at the 2019 National […]

November 2018

Call to participate in Digital Arts Festival in 2019

By |November 14th, 2018|

Artists who are exploring the innovative space where arts and technology converge are invited to submit a proposal to be part of the second edition […]

October 2018

5 artistic innovators receive ‘ultimate accolade’

By |October 31st, 2018|

Mandla Mlangeni, Kitty Phetla, Megan-Geoffrey Prins, Amy Jephta and Gabrielle Goliath join the Standard Bank Young Artist honour roll 
Since its inception almost four decades ago, […]