Call for Submissions 2018

The Horizon Festival is the signature multi-arts festival for the Sunshine Coast region. Over 10 arts-fuelled days, the Sunshine Coast plays host to a curated program of art, including theatre, visual art, performance, music, comedy, street art, workshops and immersive art.

Horizon invites artists to present their own independently-produced work in partnership with the festival. By celebrating our talented local artists alongside national and international guests, Horizon provides the Sunshine Coast with an incredible program full of unique arts experiences.

This year, Horizon is developing a more curatorial approach to the programming of our Festival, and we are inviting submissions under four key focus areas:


Art in Place

Explore and respond to the incredibly diverse and inspiring landscape of the Sunshine Coast, from our iconic coast and hinterland to unique townships and urban spaces.

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Captivate, enrich and inspire audiences with interactive or participatory arts experiences.

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Present a unique and contemporary exhibition that is locally relevant to the Sunshine Coast.

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Provide unique experiences and development opportunities in a workshop format.

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Submission & Assessment Process

Horizon will accept applications up to midnight on Monday 12 February 2018. All submissions will be assessed considering their artistic merit, viability and the curatorial rationale for the festival by a panel of festival staff and industry peers. More detail about the assessment criteria can be found in our FAQS.

Shortlisted applicants may be invited to meet with a panel of Horizon team members and professional peers to further discuss their proposal and assess the suitability for inclusion in the Festival.

We strongly encourage submissions from people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.


Key Dates

Submissions Open: Mon 18 December 2017

Submissions Close: Mon 12 February 2018

Shortlist Presentations: Thu 22 February 2018

Notifications: Wed 7 March 2018

Contract Executed: Early April 2018

Marketing Content to Horizon: Early May 2018

Horizon Festival Delivery: Fri 24 August – Sun 2 September 2018


Any questions?

Take a look at our FAQS or get in touch [email protected]

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