Delft arts festival to bridge gap between mainstream and community theatre

Delft arts festival to bridge gap between mainstream and community theatre

The award winning Iqonga Arts Festival is set to return for a second season, at the Black Box Theatre in Delft South, from September 30 to October 9.
This time the festival is looking for ten shows, in its initiative to produce a series of productions from different communities. The festival will showcase a mixture of different genres in this year’s format, namely Theatre, Musical Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Children’s Productions and Exhibitions.

“We are offering artists the opportunity to present their work on our upcoming Arts Festival; work that is encouraging, relevant, entertaining, bold and cutting edge, inspiring, educational and able to stimulate debate, as well as sell tickets,” says Sisa Makaula, Executive Producer of the Festival. The Festival is open for all and auditions will be conducted to select the best selling shows.

Iqonga Arts Festival aims to grow the creative sector and bridge the gap between mainstream and so-called community theatre.
In 2015 the Festival hosted eight different productions originating from Nyanga, Delft, Khayelitsha and Mfuleni. This year the organisers plan on hosting 10 new works. Applications for the festival can be found at the Delft Rent office, Arts Cape Resource centre, Gugulethu Library, Nyanga Zolani centre, Phillipi Library, Mfuleni library, Khayelitsha – Site C whizz – Silulo and Radio Zibonele.

The festival and the workshops are funded by the National Lotteries Commission in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, Department of Cultural Affairs and sport and the DSD Ministerial Youth Excellence Awards program. This Festival is open for any support from any organisation or company to assist in changing the lives of artists in the most disadvantage communities in Cape Town

Based at Delft South in Cape Town, Rainbow arts is in a prime position to bring this important opportunity to the community and stimulate the attention of arts and culture in the communities. At the same time, Rainbow arts maintains a commitment to build partnerships with other communities and the program is crafted to ensure access for school learners and general community members, so to maintain audience development

For more information regarding the content of the Festival, call 021 955 6751; or send an email to raorganisation@gmail.com.
For discounted corporate, senior citizens, charity, schools and block bookings, call the Rainbow Arts Organisation on 021 955 6751 during office hours; or send an email to on raorganisation@gmail.com, or bjobela@gmail.com.