What makes us different?

The National Eisteddfod Academy beliefs that participation in the arts causes magic to happen in the human mind and body! This magic is the key to developing self-confidence and appreciating your own value as a human being.

The National Eisteddfod of South Africa® is in essence an educational platform that supports the personal growth of participants.This is why the National Eisteddfod of South Africa® is NOT merely a competition that limits you to e.g. a 90 seconds performance (that only determines whether “you’re IN or OUT”)!

The eisteddfod experience should not be limited to the “so-called” talented performer only!  Eisteddfod participation benefits all participants due to the impact of arts activities on personal development and growth.

With this in mind, this eisteddfod process operates on two levels:

  • For the talented learner (who might follow a career in the arts) it provides an opportunity for expression and growth in a selected art form.
  • For the majority of participants (who might not pursue a career in the arts), the eisteddfod process itself builds self-confidence, assertiveness and the courage to take a stand in this world.