NAF hosts workshops for 2013 applicationsNational Arts Festival
Following very successful workshops held in Johannesburg and Cape Town, The National Arts Festival will continue its series of workshops in Durban, Grahamstown and Bloemfontein; to assist artists and companies with their proposals to be considered for the 2013 Main Festival programme.
The dates and times for the remaining ninety minute workshops are as follows:
KwaZulu-Natal (Durban): Friday 10 August at 3pm at the Durban Playhouse
Eastern Cape (Grahamstown): Tuesday 14 August at 2pm at the Rhodes Box Theatre
Free State (Bloemfontein): Friday 17 August at 12 noon in the PACOFS Chorus Rehearsal Room, at the Sand du Plessis Theatre
The workshops will cover aspects such as general guidelines for the Main programme proposals, budgets, and a discussion of the programme strategy that the committee and the Festival Director use when reviewing applications. There will be time allocated for question and answer sessions as well. The workshops are free, and all interested parties can RSVP for the respective workshops by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The workshops held in Cape Town and Johannesburg have so far been incredibly useful to share information about the Festival’s artistic vision and scheduling strategy with producers and managements. They are also a window into the aspirations that producers and managements have for the 2013 Festival. What is most exciting about these workshops is that is it offering a platform to managements to explore more dynamic ways of forging partnerships with each other to present stronger proposals. The spin-off could only be an even more exciting festival programme next year.” said Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed.
“I think this initiative from the National Arts Festival is a great move in making clear the processes involved; and through an informal, transparent dialogue transferred critical information to Cape Town Theatre Makers” said Daniel Galloway from the Fugard Theatre.
The National Arts Festival will be held in Grahamstown from 27 June to 7 July 2013. A comprehensive Call for Proposals document is available on the Festival’s website: www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Correspondence in regards to Main Festival applications to the Artistic Director can be e-mailed to email@example.com
Please address all proposals to:
Artistic Director (Please clearly mark “Main Festival Proposal” on the envelope).
National Arts Festival
PO Box 304
All applications received by registered mail will be acknowledged. The Festival does not take responsibility for non-registered mail which does not reach the Festival’s office. Please note that the closing date for proposals has been extended to Friday 24 August 2012 to make provision for producers to benefit from the workshops.
The National Arts Festival is sponsored by Standard Bank, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, The Eastern Cape Government, The National Arts Council, City Press and M Net.
About the National Arts Festival: The National Arts Festival, now in its 39th 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.
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Dates: Thursday, 27th June 2013 - Sunday, 7th July 2013