The (virtual) National Arts Festival kicks off tomorrow. Here's what you need to know.

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Thandiswa Mazwai is one of many artists who'll be participating in this years virtual National Arts Festival (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Thandiswa Mazwai is one of many artists who'll be participating in this years virtual National Arts Festival (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

The Virtual National Arts Festival, which kicks off its programme of 25 June promises to be an 11-day curated programme of online creativity – pre-recorded and live events, short films, virtual art exhibitions, jam sessions, interactive events, webinars and more – that spans the South African and international arts scene.

Running completely virtual for the first time in the festival's 46 year history, the festival will be presenting work that speaks to these unique times, and will feature the results of many new collaborations, experimental forms and new ways to engage with the arts and audiences. 

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