Support for Festival of India in Australia 2016
Turnbull Coalition Government has announced $250,000 to support the Confluence:
Festival of India in Australia 2016.
today, the festival is the most significant showcase of India’s arts and
culture to be staged in Australia. Held from August to November 2016, the
festival will bring an exciting and diverse program of the finest classical and
contemporary performing and visual arts from India to audiences across six
Australian cities. The festival will also include a number of community
activities and collaborations with local artists.
cultural celebration will extend and deepen the longstanding relationship
between Australia and India by giving Australian audiences the opportunity to
experience a program including exhibitions, theatre, dance and music.
Festival of India in Australia was announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra
Modi in 2014 and is a key deliverable of the Memorandum of Understanding on
Cooperation in the Field of Arts and Culture between the Government of the
Republic of India and the Australian Government. The festival follows
the Australian Government’s ‘Oz Fest’, a major cultural festival in India that
ran from October 2012 to February 2013.
Australian Government has committed $200,000 to the festival through the
Department of Communications and the Arts and a further $50,000 from the
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australia India Council.
more information on the 2016 program visit: http://confluencefoi.com/