Rucera Seethal is artistic director of the multi-disciplinary National Arts Festival held annually in Makhanda, South Africa. Since 2021 she is also on the programme team for Theatre Festival Basel 2022.  Prior to this she was programme manager at the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia Johannesburg for six years, responsible for the performing arts portfolio across the Southern African region, and for co-developing and co-adjudicating its Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation regional grant programme. Between 2004 and 2011 she was artistic director and production manager at Chimurenga, the award-winning arts, culture and politics magazine. She has sat on several adjudication panels and national and international webinars. She is interested in futuring, feminist and funga perpectives. She currently lives in Johannesburg.