Annual Report: 2016
The 29th Midsumma Festival was our biggest yet. With our highest number of partners signing and re-signing with Midsumma, the 2016 festival was punctuated with a record level of support and representation from over 21 organisations based here in Victoria.
After the launch of our 2015 – 2020 strategic plan with the clear vision to “inspire inclusion colourfully”, the hundreds of event producers, venue managers, artistic directors and event activation specialists who all contribute to Melbourne’s largest DGS (Diverse Gender and Sexuality) festival program have delivered across the board.
This year’s festival included three world and several Australian premier theatrical productions. We also saw our largest ever visual arts program with 28 separate exhibitions around greater Melbourne. As always – the social events calendar was full of parties, forums and annual club events.
Our major events continued to grow in both attendance and quality. 2016 also saw the inclusion of a new major event – the National Water Polo League Pride Cup. The first top 10 elite sport in Australia to declare an annual Pride Cup round for both their men’s and women’s teams.
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