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Federal Government flags importance of festivals to communities
The Federal Government has highlighted the importance of festivals to communities following the success of the Denmark Festival of Voice in regional Western Australia.
Denmark Festival Artistic Director Vivienne Robertson believes there are many benefits which continue long beyond the event itself, explaining “I think festivals in general are incredibly important because they're gatherings of people, and brilliant things happen out of small conversations.
“It's good to have the really big events because it boosts the economy and gives local people employment.”
Noting that support through the Festivals Australia program has been crucial to the success of the annual event, Robertson added “Government support is totally essential and the support that Festivals Australia has given the Denmark Festival of Voice over the last few years has actually made the festival what it is.”
This year’s Denmark Festival honoured the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages.
She concluded “given that we're the only festival of voice on mainland Australia, we wanted to especially hold a light to the Indigenous languages of this land and also of other countries.”
The Festivals Australia program gives communities in regional or remote Australia the chance to participate in and/or attend a community celebration. The latest application round is now open until 5pm AEDT 18th October.
27th September 2019 - Coffs Harbour and Sydney claim wins World Festival and Event City Awards
25th September 2019 - Live Performance Australia advises that collaboration is key to safer music festivals
6th March 2019 - NSW music festivals get recognition at Australian Tourism Awards
24th January 2019 - Australian Festival Association launched to create ‘world-leading’ standards
11th June 2018 - Perth Festival makes an impact on Western Australia
25th June 2017 - North Queensland to host Hat Trick of Arts Festivals from late July
26th April 2017 - Festival audiences boost Sydney businesses
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