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Festival 2018

Festival 2018 logoEntertainment won’t just be confined to the sporting arena during GC2018.

Festival 2018 arts and cultural program will be a bold, aspirational 12-day program that galvanises a city, inspires audiences, and celebrates the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

It will be a force for good – supporting the Commonwealth Games Federation’s values of Humanity, Equality and Destiny and using artistic and cultural programs to bring diverse audiences and communities together in celebration of these values.

Festival 2018 will feature extraordinary and memorable artistic events that celebrate the spirit of the Commonwealth, reveal Queensland’s lifestyle, culture and creativity and capture the authentic spirit of the Gold Coast and its communities.

The program will feature a wide range of creative activities and events, generating a festive atmosphere during Games time throughout the Gold Coast and in our three event cities - Brisbane, Townsville and Cairns.

Spilling out from the stadiums, people will encounter arts and cultural events that capture the energy of the Games, showcase local talent, and reflect diverse abilities, perspectives and cultures.

From major public art commissions to collaborations with performers and artists from across the Commonwealth, from live events to hands-on arts activities, Festival 2018 will have something for everyone.

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World-renowned contemporary performance company Circa have been appointed Creative Lead for the Gold Coast component of the program. The curatorial process for program content has been completed after extensive consultation with the local arts sector.  We are not in a position to give any specific feedback regarding any unsolicited submissions, however, we do wish to thank every artist or company for their interest.

If you have general inquiries regarding Festival 2018 on the Gold Coast please contact our Arts and Culture team.

For inquiries regarding Festival 2018 in Brisbane, Townsville or Cairns, please contact the Office of the Commonwealth Games.