The Desert Festival ⏤ a fleeting utopia, a glimpse into possible futures for Central Inland Australia. Aug 18 – Sept 7

Register Your Venue

Desert Festival draws fresh audiences and new arts projects into venues all around Alice Springs, and there are different of ways for venues to get involved.

PRESENT YOUR OWN EVENTS

The easiest way of being a part of the Desert Festival is to put on your own event.  Come up with a great idea and submit an application to the festival, it can even be something you were already planning. You maintain creative control and benefit from Desert Festival marketing and support, helping you attract new audiences into your venue. If you want to present your own events check out our Artist Info Pack.

OPENING YOUR VENUE TO OTHER FRINGE EVENTS

The Desert Festival Team get lots of interest from artists and presenters looking for a great venue to present their work, and having a great up to date list of different venues helps us pair you up perfectly.
Do you have a cute courtyard that would be perfect for small music gig? A beer garden that would be great for an outdoor theatre show? An empty shop you would like to activate with a stylish interactive installation?
We’re looking for venues that are excited to work with our artists and support them in their Desert Festival experience. Some venues provide space and tech in exchange for a big show bringing in lots of thirsty patrons, others are after a unique arts experience and charge the artists a venue hire fee for the space. Let us know what you have to offer and what you’re after and we’ll let our artists know you want to make friends!

REGISTER YOUR VENUE FOR ARTISTS TO CONSIDER FOR THE DESERT FESTIVAL BY CLICKING HERE

Venues can contact [email protected] if you have questions or want to know more about being part of the festival.

'Site Specific Performance' by Dani Powell, part of Shifting Ground Alice Springs 2008