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One Week Left Until National Arts Festival 2014 Fringe Applications Close

Fringe productions wanting to take part in the 2014 edition of the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, are reminded that just one week remains until applications close, on Friday 17 January. The Festival will take place from 3 to 13 July 2014.

The National Arts Festival Fringe is unique in South Africa in that no selection criteria are applied – participation in the Fringe is open to everyone. The Fringe has mushroomed in size since its inception in 1979 when a diminutive 10 events comprised the Fringe – it now consistently boasts over 350 events across all the arts genres.

Disciplines include children’s theatre, film, comedy, drama, physical theatre, dance, cabaret, visual art, performance poetry, music theatre, and the full scope of musi“The 2014 edition of the Festival
promises to be a particularly exciting one, with the 40th anniversary
of the Festival coinciding with our country marking 20 years of democracy.  As always, we’re looking forward to programming a diverse selection of productions, and we’re on hand to help with any queries that artists might have before the closing date,” Fringe Manager Zee Nweba said.c genre

Application for the 2014 Fringe can be submitted, via the Festival’s website – www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Interested artists, performers, directors and producers can also request application forms and information booklets from the Fringe Office by email – fringe@nationalartsfestival.co.za, telephone – 046 603 1103, or fax – 086 233 2119. The deadline for registration is Friday 17 January 2014.

The National Arts Festival is sponsored by Standard Bank, The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, The Department of Arts and Culture, The Eastern Cape Government, The National Arts
Council, City Press and M Net.

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By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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