Without you, we would not have a festival.

River of Art, the vibrant annual Eurobodalla festival that celebrates the extensive art scene along the NSW South Coast, will be kicking off again in September with even greater energy and excitement.

We invite your organization to partner with us in the success of this event.

The Festival

The festival is now in its 16th year and is one of the largest events in the regional calendar. The River of Art is a showcase for all forms of art from paintings and sculpture through to performance art, film and poetry.
It runs from Durras to Eurobodalla over 10 days, featuring over 120 individual events and activities and drawing a large visitor and local community audience. The festival makes a significant and growing contribution to the arts, culture, business, community and tourism in our towns and villages.
Event participation exceeds 20,000 individual event attendances and of those, 40 per cent are visitors from outside the region, and 60 per cent are people who work and live here. The estimated economic benefit to our communities is as high as $5million in direct and multiplier effects.
Our extensive media and advertising program reaches communities throughout the coast, Canberra and Region and across NSW. We distribute 5,000 to 15,000 promotional items and programs every year. We have nearly 4,000 website users, and during the Festival in 2020 had nearly 32,000 page views. Our social media sites through Facebook and Instagram are growing with 2500 and 1200 followers respectively.

Featured events

Key events this year include:

  • Luminous: Art After Dark. A new addition to the program featuring a spectacular laser and light show in Moruya on the edge of the river. This is consistent with our Festival name that recognizes the multiple rivers in our region and the river of creativity running through it. As well as a lighting spectacular there will be an arts marketplace, a food and beverage marketplace, staging for performing arts and a VIP marquee. Expected attendance is 5,000+ people with extensive media and social media coverage.
  • Art on Parade. Artists collaborate with businesses, shop-fronts and cafes to showcase their work.
  • Public Art Trail. REVIVE, our public art project, saw five murals painted live in This kick started our promotion of public art on offer in the region.
  • River of Art Prize. Is open to all artists and makers within and beyond the region. A first prize of $2,000 is awarded to the artists of the winning work, the runner up is awarded $250.00 and highly commended works awarded $100.00.

  • Your support

    We welcome business support for the Festival, whether it be cash or in-kind such as venues, food and beverages, facilities or expert services. As well as raising your profile in association with the Festival, we can offer VIP access, naming rights, or discounted ticket opportunities.

    The following types of partnerships are examples of what might work for you but we would be very happy to discuss options:

  • $5,000+ Platinum partner includes signage and recognition at our Official Opening,
    co-branding of at least one key event in the program and a program category.
    Prominent placement on printed marketing material, and our website. Marketing
    materials may be distributed at our events along with VIP status and recognition.
  • $2,500 – Gold Partner includes signage and recognition at our Official Opening and
    other key events. Logo placement on printed marketing material and our website.
    Marketing materials at one key event or program category.
  • $1,000 – Silver Partner includes logo placement on printed marketing material and
    our website, recognition at events as well as marketing materials at one key event
    or alternative that works for you.

  • We are keen to tailor packages for partners that are right for your businesses and for our
    Festival and we look forward to discussing your support for the River of Art Festival.

    Di Jay: Co-Chair 0411 481 988
    Vicki Lascelles: Co-Chair 0499 619 220
    Leanne Joyce: Sponsors and partners 0424 159 562
    21 April 2021

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