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 Review: Sunset, Perth Festival The ramshackle rooms of a former home for elderly and destitute men become the site of a new dance work by STRUT in collaboration with Punchdrunk's Maxine Doyle and collaborators. How an indie company is working to engage new audiences (locked) Pairing with local businesses with an established customer base can help transform unengaged audiences into cabaret fans. Art as a balm for the island state (locked) In the wake of January’s devastating bushfires, Ten Days on the Island offers Tasmanians a chance to come together and celebrate our shared humanity. Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues postpones 30th anniversary celebrations until 2020 (locked) The festival has cancelled its 2019 iteration, pushing back its 30th anniversary until next year in order to develop new strategies around sustainability and longevity. (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 Join 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 Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of members-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily Learn how and where to get grants, with the most extensive grant finder ... and much, much more. Join Now and join the Australian arts community today Malta Festival Poznan 2014. Photo Maciej Zakrzewski 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.