Deadline Reminder: National Arts Festival Calls for Fringe Proposals

Applicants are reminded to submit applications for the 2015 Fringe at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, by Friday 16 January 2015.

Last year saw the celebratory 40th anniversary of the National Arts Festival, with the Fringe staging around 400 productions and exhibitions. The Fringe is home to a vast range of performance types from experimental theatre, comedy, drama, dance, family and physical theatre productions to film, visual art and music.

Highlighting the upcoming deadline, Zikhona Nweba, the Fringe manager said “As always, we’re excited and looking forward to programming a diverse selection of productions, and we’re on hand to help with any queries that artists might have before the closing date.”

Forms and information booklets are available online at Enquiries should be addressed to Zikhona or Jayne on 046 603 1103 or by email at

The Festival will run from Thursday 2 July to Sunday 12 July 2015.

The National Arts Festival is sponsored by Standard Bank, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, Eastern Cape Government, Department of Arts and Culture, City Press and M Net.




The National Arts Festival, now in its 41st year, has proved its sustainability and has grown to be one of the leading arts festivals in Southern Africa. Its objectives are to deliver excellence; encourage innovation and development in the arts by providing a platform for both established and emerging South African artists; create opportunities for collaboration with international artists; and build new audiences.

Author: PR Officer

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