August 2019

We’re looking for a new leader…

By |August 7th, 2019|

Update: Applications are now closed. Thank you for your interest in this position.

MAKHANDA – The National Arts Festival and Grahamstown Foundation have begun the recruitment […]

Distell2020: Chance for new writers to stage work

By |August 5th, 2019|

The National Arts Festival is calling on new playwrights to step forward with exciting ideas for plays that will inspire and challenge audiences for the […]

July 2019

NAF’s curators share tips on what they’re looking for

By |July 24th, 2019|

Not long after the curtain has fallen on the 2019 National Arts Festival, organisers are in preparation mode once again, announcing the call for artists […]

NAF CEO to step down, new board members appointed

By |July 11th, 2019|

Makhanda – The National Arts Festival has announced that its long-serving Chief Executive Officer, Tony Lankester, will be stepping down from the position later this […]

Celebrating Standard Bank Ovation Award winners!

By |July 7th, 2019|

A sold-out performance by Freshlyground and a free parade through the streets of Makhanda on Sunday saw out the National Arts Festival, an 11-day cultural […]

Latest Ovation Award winners at #NAF2019

By |July 6th, 2019|

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 […]

Join the Festival parade & bid farewell to NAF2019

By |July 5th, 2019|

A decade ago, the first Festival Parade was held on the streets of Grahamstown; this year, the street parade will bid farewell to the 45th […]

Return of the Cypher Festival programme

By |July 2nd, 2019|

Aroundhiphop and The Blk Power Station Present: The Return of the Cypher Festival
Aroundhiphop is proud to re-present its flagship hip hop festival, The Return of […]

June 2019

I seek to work around the violence – Gabrielle Goliath

By |June 29th, 2019|

Gabrielle Goliath is this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art. This is the speech she gave at the opening of the visual art […]

Choir, dancers celebrate opening of 45th Festival

By |June 27th, 2019|

A chilly but blue-skied Makhanda morning marked the opening and first day of the 2019 National Arts Festival, the country’s biggest and most diverse arts […]