Be part of the festival

Express your interest now to become part of the 2019 River of Art festival!

The 2019 Festival will open on Friday 17 May and close on Monday 27 May, coinciding with the Reconciliation Day long-weekend in Canberra.

Expressions of interest are now open,
closing Friday 1 February 2019 for:

Hosting your own River of Art event
Individuals and arts organisations are invited to create and host their own event, exhibition, workshop or performance as part of the 2019 River of Art Festival program.
Events can be large or small, as long as they reflect, celebrate, elevate and enrich the diversity of arts engagement and participation opportunities in the region.

Art on Parade
Artists are invited to collaborate with local businesses, shopfronts and cafés to show their work in communities across the region. Art on Parade creates a series of pop-up galleries all across the region, inviting shoppers and visitors to explore and discover your art in a fun, unexpected venue.
Please organise and confirm your exhibition with the host business before you express your interest.

Applications opening soon for:

Open Studios
Open Studios provide a unique opportunity for arts patrons to meet with artists, see them at work, and purchase works directly.
Open Studios will once again be included in the River of Art program but will be coordinated by Eurobodalla Council’s Arts and Culture team.
Registrations to host an Open Studio will be invited separately by Council.

2019 River of Art Prize and Exhibition
We will call for entries into the Art Prize and Exhibition separately.
The prize is valued at $2,000 and will be hosted once more by SOART in Narooma. We will let everyone know when we are calling for entris via our Instagram and Facebook pages, local news outlets, and Eurobodalla Council’s Arts Information Exchange.

Benefits of inclusion in the River of Art program

As always, the River of Art will showcase the diverse talents of local and visiting artists and performers. Many events will be held on the two weekends bookending the Festival, and the Art Trail – featuring Open Studios and Art on Parade all over the far south coast – will run for the entire duration of the festival.

By joining in the 2019 River of Art festival, you will:

  • be part of an award-winning festival supported by Destination NSW and Eurobodalla Shire Council, with growing recognition and attendance
  • have your event listed in the festival’s print and web programs
  • get copies of the festival print program for distribution to your network and audiences
  • receive active promotion through local and Canberra-based media outlets, social media, and targeted advertising
  • be able to use of the River of Art logo on marketing collateral promoting your event.