Have you ever considered donating to the arts? Self-confessed arts junkie and Sydney Festival Philanthropy Manager Marita Supplee, talks us through the Festival’s philanthropy program.
The Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals (CAIAF) is dismayed by the drastic reductions in funding for the small to medium arts sector as the impact of last year’s cuts to the Australia Council emerges with their announcement of the four-year funding results.
Having just staged our 40th anniversary Festival this year, we thought it was about time to get a little nostalgic by delving into the archives and sharing some of the memories of times gone by with our brand new “A Moment in Time” blog series.
Almost three months on from #sydfest 2016, and we’re already missing atmosphere and excitement of seeing our city ignited with mind-blowing performances every day throughout January. It’s not too soon for a re-visit is it?
As the curtains have now closed on our 40th anniversary Festival, it is time to bid a warm farewell to our Festival Director, Lieven Bertels.
Under Lieven’s four year tenure, the Festival presented some of the world’s best artists and companies and premiered more than 40 new Australian works.
David Bowie’s music and artistry inspired people from all walks of life. As a tribute to the passing of one of the greatest figures of modern music, Sydney Festival’s free DJ sets at Meriton Festival Village will spin the greatest hits of David Bowie on the evening of January 13.