Melbourne Festival of Creative and Performing Arts 2013
“COMMISSION OPPORTUNITIES – SEE NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE FOR DETAILS!”
Artwork Commission for Senior Citizen Centre – closing date 1st May 2013
Emerging Talent Award for Young Artists – Closing date 31st May 2013
ENTRY FOR ARTISTS FOR 2013 ART & ARCHITECTURE TRAIL HAS NOW CLOSED!
A big thank you to all of the artists who have applied. We are currently collating the entries ready for the Selectors to meet at end of April. We will contact ALL artists at end of May when artists have been matched to exhibition spaces. Artists who are on facebook please become a friend to Melbourne Festival and we will “like” you.
HOSTS NEEDED FOR ARTISTS
If you live in the heart of Melbourne and would be willing to let artists exhibit in your home, garden or business PLEASE get in touch! Some of our artists take a rest each year so we always need new hosts willing to step in.
DATES CONFIRMED FOR 2013 MELBOURNE FESTIVAL!
Art & Architecture Trail – Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September, Concerts & Performances 7th September to 4th October Regular updates will be posted on our news & events page – watch this space! We’re getting really excited about the plans for this years Festival.
Now into its ninth year the Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield, Melbourne Festival is the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar. For four weeks people pour in to take advantage of the programme taking place in this gem of a town hidden away between Derby, Nottingham and Leicester. In 2013 why not make a weekend, or even a whole week, of it - to find accommodation and the other amazing places to see close to Melbourne Festival visit the official tourist board sites – www.nationalforest.org (or click box below for direct link!) or www.visitpeakdistrict.com
The Festival team are now starting to look into funding for 2013. The Festival is surviving from year to year at the moment and would be a pity to lose as it is one of the things which makes Melbourne special. Arts Council England have awarded Melbourne Festival a Grant for the Arts towards a multi cultural project entitled Expanding Horizons to enable Melbourne artists to work with the South Asian artists in Derby. The work will be carried out in association Surtal Arts and will need match funding from local businesses.
Melbourne is fortunate in having the Festival and it helps put the town on the map, without support from local businesses we risk losing it. If any local businesses or residents have ideas for funding the festival please contact the Festival Office. It’s a great event and just a pity funding doesn’t allow for concerts to continue all year round!
We will keep you up to date with our plans as they progress, so keep checking out this website and the Melbourne Festival Facebook page – and don’t forget to tell your friends!