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    Our gallery is the only corporate gallery that hosts international arts and drives thought-leadership. It is home to the most comprehensive African Art collection in the country.

    The Standard Bank Young Artist Awards were established in 1981 to celebrate emerging South African artists who live their personal truth through their art and show exceptional talent in their chosen medium 


    Since its inception in 1997, the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival has provided the platform for renowned African artists to join global icons in delivering an outstanding jazz experience under one roof.
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The National Arts Festival is back. From 22 June to 2 July 2023, Makhanda will transform into a hub of artistic brilliance, drawing talents from far and wide. With 250 mesmerising performances across 50 diverse venues, the festival becomes a symphony for the senses. As proud sponsors of the National Arts Festival for 39 years, Standard Bank welcomes you to join us in this celebration of artistic excellence.

Be immersed in this prestigious celebration of music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Together, we will celebrate the power of human expression, witnessing breathtaking performances that leave you spellbound and inspired. ​From established masters to emerging talents, this festival showcases the very essence of cultural diversity and innovation. ​Year after year, the National Arts Festival becomes a joyous homage to talent and the boundless spirit of artistic ingenuity. 

National Arts Festival Radio Competition 

Standard Bank is pleased to be partnering with 947, kFM, East Coast Radio and Capricorn FM and one lucky listener from each station stands the chance of winning an all expensive paid trip to the National Arts Festival.  Be sure to stay tuned to your favourite station and follow @StandardBankArts for more information.  
T’s and C’s apply.


Standard Bank cardholder discount
Standard Bank cardholders qualify for a discount of up to 25%* when using a valid Standard Bank Debit, Cheque or Credit Card. The discount is applicable to online purchases or at the Festival Box Office. 

*This offer is subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. Authorised financial services and registered credit provider (NCRCP15). The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited (Reg. No. 1962/000738/06).
NAF Cardholder Discount
Standard Bank Young Artists at NAF

This year’s Standard Bank Young Artists are Koleka Putuma (Poetry), Lady Skollie will be making her NAF debut as the Visual Arts Standard Bank Young Artist winner, Theatre Duo (Billy Langa and Mahlatsi Mokgonyana) who are the 2022 Standard Bank Young Artists for Theatre, Linda Sikhakhane, the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz, previously gracing Fringe and Curated stages, Thamsanqa Majela (Dance) and Msaki (Music) who has performed at the Festival since 2014.

Discount Terms and Conditions

*This offer is subject to availability. Terms and Conditions apply.

National Arts Festival Programmes

The National Arts Festival provides a full programme that includes the Standard Bank Young Artists and Ovations awards.