Deadline extended for National Arts Fest Fringe


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Artists wanting to make the annual pilgrimage to Grahamstown to take part in this year’s National Arts Festival Fringe have been given some breathing room – the deadline to submit their application forms and pay the registration fee has been extended by 5 days, to close of business on 20 January 2017. But, according to Fringe Manager Zikhona Monareng, this is unlikely to be extended again and artists are urged to apply or risk missing out.The Fringe is not curated and entries are not subject to a selection process. Productions need only submit their application and pay a registration fee to take part. The Fringe is open to all disciplines; from visual and performance art to public art, music, comedy, family fare, theatre, dance and more, and forms part of the broader National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Artists interested in participating will find information and application forms on the National Arts Festival’s website, in the Artists Zone.

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The Fringe Festival office can be reached on 046 603 1103 or at

Arts enthusiasts planning to attend the 2017 National Arts Festival are advised to make their accommodation bookings early to avoid disappointment. Assistance with accommodation options can be found via the Makana Tourism Office and the National Arts Festival Website.

Keep up with the National Arts Festival Fringe on:

– Facebook:

– Twitter: @artsfestival

– Instagram: @nationalartsfestival

The National Arts Festival is grateful to the Department of Arts and Culture, Eastern Cape Provincial Government, M-Net and Standard Bank of South Africa. The National Arts Festival 2017 takes place 29 June-9 July in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.


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