The funds were intended for a range of projects administered by the National Arts Festival, creating over 440 jobs and stimulating much needed income-generating activity in the arts sector.
The 2021 National Arts Festival will take place in various cities in South Africa from 17 June to 4 July.
Introducing the National Arts Festival, a hybrid festival of the arts, anchored in Makhanda, accessible online and coming to you in cites across South Africa.
Art lovers can still buy tickets and passes, and catch a growing and expanding virtual Fringe which which runs until 31 July.
The National Arts Festival ends on Sunday 5 July but you can still watch shows released at the virtual event on demand until 16 July.
The Virtual National Arts Festival is in full swing with Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art’s ‘Chaotic Pleasure’ exhibition on view.
Oupa Sibeko’s virtual piece ‘The Rebirth of Iqhawe’ brings a touch of Japanese butoh to South African screens.
Dancer and choreographer Mamela Nyamza’s new work at the virtual National Arts Festival creates awareness about self-serving pests.
For the first time in nearly 50 years, the festival will be online only with digital dance, drama, poetry, art, craft … and all that jazz!
Louise Coetzee and Inka Kendzia conceptualised and directed the dance and digital arts project: ‘META | m o r p h’ for this year’s festival.
Happening entirely online from 25 June to 5 July 2020, the National Arts Festival is doing something brand-new due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The National Arts Festival is a South African institution and usually draws thousands of visitors to the university town.
He believes people who say the National Arts Festival does not benefit the local community are looking at the festival in the wrong way.