Midsumma’s 2025 Cover Art Commission NOW OPEN!

Midsumma CoversMidsumma Festival is inviting artists, photographers, illustrators, designers and all creatives to enter a design that could become the primary visual and graphic identity of Midsumma Festival 2025.

Entrants are invited to create the Poster and Program Guide front cover that captures the spirit of Midsumma Festival 2025 and expresses what the festival means to them.

For 2025, Midsumma Festival aims to transition the focus from individual identities to the power of queer community connections, intergenerational and intersectional unity, cultivating spaces for deep listening, respect, and solidarity within, for and through the arts and culture.

This theme idea is an invitation to weave the rich tapestry of our community – inclusive of all ages, generations, identities, and experiences – and to establish spaces where these diverse voices can participate in meaningful, non-judgmental dialogue.

Proposed designs should consider the need to represent an entire arts festival program and be broad enough to capture the essence of Midsumma’s focus across all art forms, inclusive of diverse communities, and age groups.

Selected artwork must be suitable for Midsumma to use across various mediums and formats as the campaign motif for the 2025 festival marketing and communications campaign.

This is a paid commission with $3000 available for the successful proposal submitted. $500 is also available to artists who continue through to the final round. Anyone can enter!

Submissions are now open and close Friday 28 June 2024 – 5.00pm. For more information and design brief, visit: www.midsumma.org.au for details.

Image: Design Covers from previous festivals – courtesy of Midsumma Festival