Art of an evolving national festival

Business Day | Straun Douglas:

In 2016, the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown was marred by problems that were not of the organisers’ making. Makana Municipality’s erratic supply of water and electricity, pitted roads and its inability to collect refuse hampered the event. Festival CEO Tony Lankester wrote afterwards: “The festival is not universally loved in Grahamstown.”… Read more

Image: Bullish business: The annual National Arts Festival in Grahamstown has a myriad subfestivals and programmes aimed at offering visitors variety and ensuring the event is competitive in a tough marketplace. The craft market is a regular feature that draws browsers and shoppers. Picture: Daily Dispatch