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

Every year since its inception in 2008, audience attendance, artist participation and media attention has increased, as the Festival emerged into one of Cape Town’s signature artistic events. Its audience numbers peaked in 2015 with over 38,000 people, but unfortunately this popularity has not translated into fundraising success. Raising money for the Festival is always a 12-month occupation and never without its challenges. This past year we have done an exhaustive search for funders, but unfortunately have not been able to secure enough to hold the Festival in its traditional format.

With support from the City of Cape Town however, we plan to launch the Infecting the City series. This will include a range of large and small monthly public art interventions that take place in the City’s shared spaces. The series will start in March and the full schedule will be released in the next three weeks. Check our facebook page and website for more details.

Thank you for your continued interest and support for Infecting the City.

Africa Centre Team


This site serves as an archive for the 2015 Cape Town Festival which was held between 9 – 15 March.  Here you will find the full programme, biographies of the participating artists, further background of the Festival, as well as video clips of various productions.

Living Room Dancers

Nicole Seiler

Prayer to the New Moon

New Moon Collective

Slinkie Love

Bedlam Oz

Infecting The City is presented by the Africa Centre.

Infecting The City is funded by a range of local and international organisations.

Visit the online archives from previous Festivals.


ITC 2015 has been curated by a team with diverse ideas about how art engages audiences and functions in public space.