Arts Education Project

The 2009 Eastern Cape Eisteddfod

We're excited to announce that the Eastern Cape Eisteddfod is happening again! If you have ANY interest in the arts or artistic talent and would like to display it, then make sure that you enter this year's Eastern Cape Eisteddfod.

The Eisteddfod, named with a Welsh word, meaning "bringing people together on stage", will join artists from all walks of life and talents together at the 1820 Settler's National Monument in Grahamstown from 11-29 May 2009.

Sponsorship from the NATIONAL LOTTERY DISTRIBUTION TRUST (NLDTF) has ensured the continuation of the Eastern Cape Eisteddfod in 2009. By creating a platform, the Eisteddfod seeks to develop and encourage artists, improving their creativity while nurturing a deep understanding and appreciation of the arts.

The 2009 syllabus will be available from the beginning of February. All are encouraged to enter in the following categories: dance, speech and drama, music, creative writing, visual art, craft and stage design. Information on workshops will be available in March from the Eisteddfod Officer.

Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSEN) are very welcome and are warmly encouraged to enter. The Eastern Cape Eisteddfod is committed to giving equal opportunity to everyone. It is a platform to show case and encourage local artist talent in a non-competitive and non-threatening environment.

Previous Eastern Cape Eisteddfods have attracted approximately 4000 entrants from all over the province. Adjudicators include experts from across South Africa.

The syllabus and entry forms are available at R16.00 from the Eisteddfod Office. For more information please contact Shen Bettridge with the details below.

Contact Details:

Grahamstown Foundation
P O Box 304

Telephone: 046 603 1147 or 603 1107
Fax: 046 622 7462