Darwin Festival placed under administration

The future of Darwin Festival is in doubt with the NT Government dismissing the board on Wednesday.
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Darwin Festival: photo via Facebook

The Board of Darwin Festival – chaired by former Labor chief minister Clare Martin – has been dismissed by the Northern Territory’s Director General of Licensing, Cindy Bravos.

Decisions about the Festival’s future are now in the hands of a statutory manager appointed to run the Festival for 2016, however the government has assured staff and stakeholders that funds were available to ensure the 2016 Festival goes ahead.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts