Whether you are part of the 60,000 year history of this place or you’ve just arrived, you know this city is special. The water, the sun, the landscape, the people. This is a city that knows how to have a good time and be thought provoking along the way. This is a city of celebration and challenge, collaboration and competition, creativity and conscience. And Sydney Festival is the time to excite, unite and ignite the people and visitors to Sydney like nothing else.
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.