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 The art of displacement: how OzAsia Festival celebrates contemporary practice From contemporary dance to Chinese comedy, this year’s OzAsia Festival explores themes including post-colonialism and global inspiration across 18 days of adventurous programming. The art of tradition (locked) Why do some events resonate so strongly with audiences that they become instant favourites, whereas other programming decisions quickly fall by the wayside? The international short film festival ensuring Gympie gets noticed A regional QLD city is turning heads on the film festival circuit, curating award-winning films from around the world, and championing the next generation of Australian filmmakers. Creating entry points for non-arts audiences (locked) Converting the general public into arts lovers is everyone’s responsibility, and it’s an area in which festivals, with their range of free public events, can play a key role. (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.