National Arts Festival (South Africa) 2023 : open call

National Arts Festival (South Africa) 2023 : open call

Deadline : November 21, 2022

The 2023 NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL will run from 22 June to 02 July 2023. The curated programme is constructed through an application and selection process, with the NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL’s Artistic Committee making selections against available resources.  All artists are invited to consider submitting work for presentation at the 2023 NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL.

The opening date for the 2023 Curated call is 06 October 2022.

The closing date for 2023 Curated call is 21 November 2022, midnight South African standard time.

The latest date to receive notification of call outcomes is 10 February 2023.

This cycle, the NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL Artistic Committee has formulated a list of thematic prompts which they are interested in seeing reflected in the 2023 Festival.  You are invited to consider one or some of these when proposing works:

Transnationality / Locality / Migration /

Space / Land / Identity / Environment /

Leadership / Governance / Systems / Networks /

Reflection / Release / Rebirth /

Transhumanism / Interspecific Approaches /

Values / Cosmologies / Truth /

Temporality / Sustainability / Legacy / Decay /

Futuring / Testing Ground.

The application consists of the following sections: A – Applicant contact details; B – Production details; C – Artist / Company details; D – Festival programme details; E – Technical / Scheduling details; F – Budget.

Please note that you cannot save your application as you progress.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please find the form and further information at


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