September 2018

Access to arts ‘critical for transformation’

By |September 18th, 2018|

The arts’ scene elite attended a ceremony in Mpumalanga recently to hand over a special award to a most deserving theatre company – the Forgotten […]

Cape Town Buskers Festival set for November 2018

By |September 12th, 2018|

The popular Cape Town Buskers Festival returns to the V&A Waterfront from 1-11 November 2018 when buskers from the international festival circuit join local performers […]

August 2018

NAF to produce first-ever Fringe in UAE

By |August 20th, 2018|

EDINBURGH – Against the backdrop of the iconic Edinburgh Fringe, the world’s largest arts platform, it was announced this week that South Africa’s National Arts […]

Deadline for 2019 Main programme extended

By |August 10th, 2018|

The closing date for new and established artists to submit proposals for possible inclusion in next year’s Main programme of the National Arts Festival, which […]

National Arts Festival reports positive results

By |August 2nd, 2018|

New projects and initiatives and the “consistency of delivering great art to our audiences” combined to give this year’s National Arts Festival in Grahamstown a […]

Forgotten Angle is 2018 recipient of Tambo Award

By |August 2nd, 2018|

The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative receives the 2018 National Arts Festival Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Human Rights Award 
The Forgotten Angle Theatre Collaborative (FATC) has been announced […]

July 2018

Sanda Mankayi, calm in the eye of the storm

By |July 13th, 2018|

Sanda Mankayi is in recovery! With this year’s Festival now being wrapped up, she took a moment to share what she’s learnt after stepping into […]

…and that’s a wrap on #NAF18

By |July 11th, 2018|

NAF Executive Producer ASHRAF JOHAARDIEN reflects on his experience of the unruly, fabulous celebration of the arts that is the National Arts Festival
All the world […]

Students unflinching in tackling gender at NAF

By |July 10th, 2018|

Much of the work performed on the Student Festival at this year’s National Arts Festival demonstrated that students are grappling with the politics of gender.

This […]

Ovation Awards celebrate fresh talent at 2018 Festival

By |July 9th, 2018|


The best of new works on the National Arts Festival’s Fringe were celebrated at at the Standard Bank Ovation Awards  function at the Monument in […]