Established in 1997, and now in its 19th year, the festival promotes pride, community identity, inclusion and celebration which maximises community involvement and social inclusion. Feast aims to presenting artistically excellent, ground-breaking arts projects involving LGBTIQ artists from a diverse range of experiences and backgrounds.
In 2014 was the first year the festival was fully curated – a hugely successful with top quality performance and art being presented, increased audience attendances and excellent feedback from our LGBTIQ community, stakeholders, artists and peers.
However feedback also indicated that ‘there were too many choices’ and ‘too much on in the 16 days’. This year, Feast is consolidating the festival program and limiting the number of works presented so as to not ‘split the audience’ over a vast program. The aim is to please both the community and artists in order to achieve full houses, increased box office returns, appropriate artists remuneration and a more heightened enjoyable experience for everyone.
“Curating the artistic program ensures a balanced program of high quality work that has diverse content, genre, style and representation, and ensures a mix of established, mid-career and emerging artists. Community events and sporting events will still be open registration.” said Feast Festival Artistic Director, Catherine Fitzgerald.
The closing date for Expressions of Interest is earlier than previous years to ensure improved marketing and publicity opportunities and outcomes, closing Monday 4 May 2015. Community and Sporting events registration close on Sunday 21 June 2015.
The 2015 Feast Festival runs 14 – 29 November. For more information, and to submit an Expression of Interest, visit: www.feast.org.au for details.
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