Rucera Seethal

Artistic Director
National Arts Festival, South Africa

Rucera Seethal is artistic director of the multi-disciplinary National Arts Festival based in Makhanda, South Africa.  Starting this role in January 2020, as baptism of fire the festival has just completed its 46th iteration as an online festival.  Previously programme manager at the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg, responsible for the performing arts portfolio across Switzerland and the Southern African region, and for co-adjudicating its Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation regional grant programme. She was art director and production manager at Chimurenga, the award-winning arts, culture and politics magazine, between 2004 to 2011.