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Midsumma Festival

January 19, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Midsumma Festival Announcement:

Midsumma Festival is proud to announce the recipients of Midsumma Futures. It’s a nine-month development , and mentorship program for emerging artists and culture-makers, kicking off in October 2018.

Besides, Midsumma-Futures provides opportunities for early-career-artists for advancing their skills, deepening practice, gaining exposure and leading the future of queer-culture.

Moreover, the program brings together a range of emerging cultural-practitioners, creating a unique space for the intersection of ideas and modes of practice.

Undoubtedly, the artists range from producers, socially engaged practitioners, community leaders, and culture-makers.

Midsumma Festival 2019:

Midsumma Festival will reveal itself in all its finery once again. Yes, it’ll bring a kaleidoscope of preeminent queer arts and cultural festivities from 19 January to 10 February 2019.

It’s since 1988 that Midsumma Festival has been celebrating LGBTQIA+cultures. It’s been offering Melbourne audiences a diverse array of performances, talks and social events with leading local and global artists.

On the back of a hugely successful 2018 season under the direction of CEO Karen Bryant and her team, the 2019 Midsumma Festival will unite around the theme of BODY. Yes, body, a suite of programming for and by Victoria’s trans, gender diverse and intersex communities.

Above initiative amplifies the cultural voices of marginalized queer voices, allowing them to set their own social and political agenda.

“This is the opportunity to choose your own festival adventure as you navigate your way across 23 days of Midsumma,” said Midsumma Festival CEO Karen Bryant.

The heart of the BODY will be pumping at Arts House across three days from 31 January to 1 February. It will also be amongst satellite events at Arts Centre Melbourne and Incinerator Gallery.

Indeed, Midsumma Festival is Victoria’s premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, made for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality. It works year-round to provide artists with support and tools to create, present and promote their work at the annual festival.


Midsumma Festival 19 January – 10 February 2019 #midsumma


January 19, 2019
February 10, 2019



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