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PACOFS Adopts a Multi-Year Approach to Artistic Programming

The Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) has launched a multi-year artistic programming spanning three financial years. This approach is aimed at achieving sustainability and consistency as far as scheduling shows is concerned, while creating a platform for artists to express their creativity.

Vrystaat Arts Festival Launches Its 2019 Programme

The Vrystaat Arts Festival has an enormous artistic offering in 2019. From flagship Afrikaans, English and Sesotho theatre and music productions to experimental dance, craft, sound art, visual art and live art, there is something for everyone. International Engagement The Festival is now one of the key arts festivals on the African continent and offers a significant range more

Editor’s Note
State Of Mangaung Arts
The Armchair Critic
Unimaginative and Disorganised: A Review of O Tseleng Jeso

Writer, activist and art critic Tshiamo Malatji walked out of O Tseleng Jeso almost a year ago when it showed. Finally, he has decided to tell us why he couldn’t stand the production.

We Love Days Like These

ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle shares a reflection on Gig Culture’s birthday edition of Jazz On The Lawn that took place on Sunday March 28 at Elrido Guest Lodge.

Press Release
#FurAndCoats: The Carefree and the Curfewed

Even as she suffered an asthma attack just moments before her time on stage, Noxy still lived up to her vows of loving and respecting the arts—in sickness and in health, reports Ace Moloi

The Whole Trinity: a true story

Love, Crime and Johannesburg PR Officer and ART STATE Editor Ace Moloi reflects on the production’s behind-the-scenes.

Dear Oliver Tambo
Love, Crime & Johannesburg