What makes a festival a festival? Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Artists divided as some boycott Australia Day No matter what you call it – Australia Day, Invasion Day, Survival Day – there’s no doubt that 26 January is a day of deep-rooted tension. We need a national day for the arts Australia has public holidays for agricultural shows, football finals and a horse race. Why don't the arts have a public day of celebration? Why Adelaide continues to be Australia's most successful festival city South Australia’s claim to be ‘The Festival State’ is still backed by the numbers despite Australia’s increasing number of festivals. Visual arts sidelined by festival culture (locked) As "festivalisation" takes over our cities, one thing is increasingly left off the programing list – and that is the visual arts. (Premium content) Premium content Lisa D’Onofrio Thursday 2 October, 2014 Festivals are not just about the presentation of work: they celebrate communities. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder in the arts industry Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in Australia by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions Save hundreds of Dollars every year on cinema tickets, magazines, books, travel, shopping and more with the Member Rewards scheme ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the Australian arts community Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Lisa D’Onofrio is a literacy and literature facilitator and community arts manager/practitioner who directs the Castlemaine Children’s Literature Festival.