Festival 2018

As part of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Cairns will host Festival 2018, a bold arts and cultural 12-day program designed to galvanise the region, inspire audiences and celebrate the games.

A key element of the program will be a Live Site on the Cairns Esplanade where residents and visitors can watch the games live on big screens and enjoy free live performances. The Live Site will reflect the region, beautiful natural environment, cultural diversity and unique Indigenous history.

Be part of Festival 2018

Council is seeking local artists, performers, musicians, and creative and community groups to work collaboratively to create a space that is both functional and magical.

Specifically we are seeking:

Performers - child and family entertainers, musicians and roving performers (for land and water)

Visual arts - artists, designers for installation, community engagement

Producers - idea development and delivery

Facilitators - to bring ideas to fruition

Big Design Fabrication Team

Big Design, a Public Art program, will feature temporary sculptural works designed by High School Students from Cairns.

Council is seeking both emerging and established local artists to form a specially appointed fabrication team to construct these artworks.

Opportunity One

An established senior artist with experience in the Public realm to lead the Big Design team. Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 13 December 2017. Apply here.

Opportunity Two

The Big Design team, who will be made up of up to five both emerging and established visual artists willing to both learn and contribute their expertise to the fabrication process. Applications close 5pm, Monday 8 January 2018. Apply here.

Further questions?

Please contact:

Simon Suckling
Public Art Project Officer
Cultural Services,  Cairns Regional Council
Phone: 07 4032 6614

Further questions?

Please contact: 07 4050 7715 festival2018@cairns.qld.gov.au

Last updated: 05 February 2018