About us

The Vrystaat Arts Festival • Tsa-Botjhaba is an Afrikaans language festival that forges creative connections with English and Sotho cultures. We contribute to the exchange of ideas around arts, culture and society through connections with other national and international creative communities.

This year’s festival takes place from 09 to 14 July at the Bloemfontein campus of the University of the Free State which is made available for the duration of the festival.

Vision

One festival. Many stories

Mission

To support the development and presentation of great art in the Free State for all

Goals

  • We bring people together
  • We support great art
  • We develop artists and audiences
  • We drive innovation
  • We play in the world stage

Marketing

Vrystaat Arts Festival offers a creative marketing platform that reaches professionals across the country.

About 160 000 visitors are expected every year for the duration of the festival (six days).

These visitors like celebration, social contact and the arts.

A wide variety of marketing opportunities are offered and special offers can be designed for particular needs.

The enormous number of users who visit our website every year makes it an ideal spot to expose your business/enterprise. Advertising space is granted to approved organisations.

Advertise on our website

The enormous number of users who visit our website every year makes it an ideal spot to expose your business/enterprise. Advertising space is granted to approved organisations.

Stronk – the festival paper

Stronk, the official newspaper of the Vrystaat Arts Festival , was first published in 2008. It is published every day for the duration of the festival (Tuesday to Saturday) and creates space for enterprises to advertise at excellent market-related fees.

  • For more information, contact Talitha Renaud on 051 404 7834 or 071 684 8080.

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