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Friday, March 24, 2017


(The entrance to the Monument – all decked up for Festival!)

Deadline: March 31 at 16h00

Ethekwini Municipality Department of Arts and Living Cultures which is under Parks, Recreation and Culture Unit, is inviting interested groups and individuals from eThekwini who are taking productions to the 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown to apply to the department for financial and marketing support.

As part of the city’s continued commitment to ensure that Durban has a meaningful presence at the National Arts Festival (NAF), it selects a comprehensive range of productions to support and assist.

The application process is open to groups and individuals who have already registered and have been approved to perform on the fringe at Grahamstown. There are no criteria restricting the genre of productions to be supported: they can be dance, musical theatre, drama, comedy, physical theatre, et cetera.

Selected productions will receive city support towards their transport, accommodation and marketing costs.

To be considered, interested candidates need to send in a comprehensive motivation – including their approval reference number from NAF, confirmed performance dates, times and designated performance venue, as well as a detailed proposal about the production to be staged, and information about the production company, including their history and experience.

A letter or letters of reference and support material about their company’s previous work would be an advantage.

The 2017 National Arts Festival will be held from June 29 to July 9 in Grahamstown, and promises to be another amazing celebration of the best in performance and visual arts in South Africa.

Applications must be hand delivered to 99 Umgeni Road, Durban on or before March 31 at 16h00.

Further enquiries can be addressed to Themba Mchunu: Manager – Arts and Living Cultures, eThekwini Municipality; or Phumelele Myeza at / or 031 311 2427/8.