Lack of funds stall festival

2016-02-11 06:00

Based on funding constraints, the Africa Centre has regretfully had to cancel Cape Town’s 2016 Infecting the City Festival.

The festival has been growing year on year since its inception in 2008 to become one of the City’s signature arts events with over 38 000 people in attendance last year.

Raising money for a festival is always a challenging job, but despite an exhaustive 12-month search for funders, organisers were unable to secure enough funding to run the festival in its traditional format.

With support from the City of Cape Town however, Infecting the City will become a series of large and small monthly public art interventions that take place in the City’s shared spaces.

The schedule for the series, which starts in March, will be released in the next few weeks.

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