National Arts Festival Fringe costly but key for independent theatre makers

By Heather Dugmore – Exciting, fresh new theatre-makers rely on the annual National Arts Festival (NAF) Fringe in Grahamstown to showcase their work. It raises their profile and it often leads to opportunities in South Africa and internationally. But it is expensive to be there, says independent theatre maker Philip Rademeyer who has taken his productions to the NAF Fringe since 2012. This year’s NAF is from the 29th June to the 9th July.

Philip Rademeyer

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Theatre nerd? ACT wants to change your life!

For the last seven years, the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) Scholarships Programme has been stoking local talent and affording tertiary education opportunities to young South African performers. And this year is no different; with performing arts scholarships to the value of R200,000, up for grabs.

Arlin Bantam – Scholarship recipient 2013

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Call for nominations for the 2017 ACT Awards

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) is inviting nominations for the eagerly awaited 2017 ACT Awards, which are held annually in recognition and celebration of excellence in the arts, culture and creative sectors in South Africa.

Lifetime Award recipients 2016: From left – Johnny Clegg, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Albie Sachs, Dr. Wally Serote, Penny Siopis & Johaar Mosaval

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