Festival Dates - August 30th to October 13th 2018
Since 2001 the Desert Festival has been working to develop the Spring shoulder season as a nationally recognised destination for arts and cultural events. This has been achieved through promotion, incubation of leading events and development of sector capacity.
From 2018 The Festival is working with existing venues to fill out Alice Springs as a festive experience for tourists and locals. This will present as a season of content and give your show the space to attract its own audience.
Support? Desert Festival provides on-going developmental support for local shows and artists through our wide range of member services. We also provide venue, production, promotion and ticketing support for all shows.
Making Money? Except for NT based artists, we cannot book shows. For our public free shows and some childrens' activities (vs shows) we book NT artists. Unless your performance is a developmental showing and free, then your show is ticketed. Ticket money is passed directly to you, less card fees and maybe a small admin fees depending on your show.
For more information on if your show can make money in Alice Springs. Please download this PDF with examples for intra and interstate artists. We are working hard to provide more income opportunities, so stay tuned.
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