Premier and Open-access Event Registrations
Please scroll through the information below if you're interested in having an event as part of a future Midsumma Festival, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to chat about your concept. Also, check out Resources for Midsumma Event Producers for lots of additional background material and information sources. The 2017 Midsumma Festival will open with Carnival and T Dance on 15 January 2017, and will close on 5 February.
Premier Events are assessed against selection criteria to ensure they: are relevant to the queer community; have artistic merit or satisfy a community need; have high production quality; are produced by an experienced or proven team; are well organised, especially with regard to publicity and marketing materials; and result in a balance between locations, venues, event types and target markets to ensure the festival is broad and inclusive. Premier Event submissions for Midsumma Festival 2017 will be open from 1 July - 22 August 2016. No late submissions can be accepted. Download the Premier Event Key Selection Criteria (PDF).
Event registrations for Midsumma Festival 2017 will be open from 8 August - 9 September 2016. No late registrations can be accepted.
Midsumma will be holding information sessions covering key areas, to assist with maximising the benefits of including your event within the 2017 festival program. This is your chance to be face-to-face with behind-the-scenes personnel, including some key venue managers and Midsumma's PR team. The dates of the information sessions will be listed here once we've locked them in.
If you have any questions, please phone us on 03 9415 9819.
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