Festival Connect

There’s more to your Festival experience than seeing what’s on the stage.

Explore the Festival program alongside a community of peers and provocateurs.

Behind every event are exceptional artists, technicians and producers that bring a wealth of experience to our city during Festival time. Delve deeper into the minds of these innovative creators with Festival Connect. 

Artists and arts lovers are invited behind the scenes to engage in a program of masterclasses, workshops, residencies and collaborations. A host of once-in-a-lifetime moments are on offer and all are free. We invite you to dive in and explore!

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Festival Conversations

Join us for a series of insightful, provocative and entertaining conversations about the state of the world and how our 2018 Festival artists are exploring it.

Perth Festival provides a unique opportunity to be in the orbit of brilliant creative imaginations. Meet the heroes of our program, hear about their ideas and process and ask them that burning question their work provoked at our pre and post show conversations or at one of our Conversations sessions.

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Be a part of the performance!

We’re offering you a chance to be on stage this year!

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Masterclasses and Workshops

Work side by side with the world's leading international artists

Spend some time learning from the masters of their craft.

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Artist-in-Residence Workshop

Create a new work with a leading artist

Join our artist-in-residence and master puppeteer Yeung Fai for a five-day intensive workshop, where participants will collaborate to craft a new show together for an intimate public showing.

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Perth Works

See a new work in the making.

We’re inviting passionate arts lovers behind closed doors to see a range of works in progress, meet the artists and get the inside word on their creative process.

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Festival Lab

Explore the broad Festival program alongside a community of peers and provocateurs.

If you have a thirst for social investigation, an open and collaborative spirit and an interest in exploring new ways of working then we want to hear from you.  

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Producers Lab

We’re connecting local producers with the wider arts world.

An intensive series of informal facilitated forums with visiting international and national producers.

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Industry Pass

Access to exclusive opportunities and discounts

The Festival Industry Pass gives artists, arts workers and educators the chance to engage deeply with the Festival’s rich program of events and provides an opportunity to connect with other members of our industry over the Festival and beyond.

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Volunteer with Zadok Ben-David

Meet like-minded people and create new networks

We are seeking volunteers for an incredible opportunity with acclaimed international artist Zadok Ben-David. Volunteers will work with and alongside the artist to install an extraordinary space-specific floor installation in situ. 

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