Thursday 24 September – Sunday 4 October 2020

2020 Kids Program call out

Wormy Lizard Man at the 2019 Desert Festival. Photo: Oliver Eclipse

The Desert Festival shares the stories, songs and the unique lifestyle of the Red Centre’s arid region. If you have an intriguing show, workshop or activity for a kid’s event, we’d like to hear from you.

The Desert Festival provides a platform for artists and performers to showcase their shows, workshops and events. With a combination of booking or commissioning acts, we offer the support artists need to stay focused on their core strengths by managing where it is needed, the venues, production, promotion and ticketing for shows and events programmed in the Desert Festival.

Please read the following information before submitting your application through the Online Application

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 9th March 2020

As a local artist, if you are interested in our Show Development Program, which offers artists the opportunity to work with the festival team to develop various aspects of their show in the lead up to delivery, we still have a small number of places available for the 2020 Desert Festival.

Read more on the Show Development Program for Kids Events here

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our Festivals and Events Manager, Tamlyn Neck on 8952 2392 or email [email protected]

Festival dates for 2020 are Thursday 24th September – Sunday 11th October. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2020 Desert Festival program!


Proudly Supported by our principle partner the Northern Territory Government | Alice Springs Town Council | Festivals Australia