South Side Festival

Frankston City Council (FCC) is excited to announce its new 2022 signature event: South Side Festival that will run from Friday 6 May to Sunday 15 May, 2022.

South Side Festival will offer a comprehensive program of thought-provoking curated art, cultural, heritage and food experiences across multiple venues and spaces that will transform Frankston city, whilst providing opportunities for existing events, local businesses and locally grown content to flourish.

FCC is seeking to support the presentation of an arts, cultural and/or heritage project/event in two categories: Locally Grown Content and Large Scale Community Engagement. The successful applicant for each category will receive $25,000.00 funding and council support to present their project within the festival period.

Information on each of these opportunities is below with links to the application process.

If these categories do not currently align with your practice and capacity look out for other opportunities that will be announced soon, including four x $5,000.00 Artistic Commissions.

Locally Grown Content

Does your organisation have an exciting concept for content (project/event/series of events) that will ignite audience interest and deliver a high level creative experience? Does your project demonstrate artistic integrity, uniqueness and innovation in creative output? Think outside the box and pitch the unexpected!

Content for this category must be produced by an organisation that is based in or strongly connected to the FCC municipality. Applicants from outside the municipality will not be considered for this category.

Please see the Locally Grown Content Guidelines PDF in Related Documents.

Large Scale Community Engagement

Are you an artist or organisation who loves engaging with the community and collaboratively developing intriguing and impactful content? Do you have an idea for an innovative project that will inspire community participation and result in an accessible and inclusive public presentation? We are all ears!

Content for this category can be produced by an organisation outside of the FCC municipality but must engage with the FCC community in the development and delivery of your project and outcome.

Please see the Large Scale Community Engagement Gudelines PDF in Related Documents.

Contact Us 

For further information regarding South Side Festival please contact:

Freyja Macfarlane,
Senior Producer
+61 3 9768 1410.

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