Manly Arts Festival 2016

Invitation to be part of the Manly Arts Festival

16 - 30 September 2016

On behalf of the Manly Arts Festival Working Group, we invite you to express interest in being part of the 2016 Manly Arts Festival.  Artists, musicians, performers, arts organisations and the community are invited to participate in the festival by running their own events to celebrate the creative activity in the Manly area.  Venues such as galleries, cafes, restaurants, surf clubs, community centres and other spaces are also invited to host and/or organise arts-related events during the Festival.  This year’s Festival will be held across Manly from 16 – 30 September 2016 and will include: 

  • Visual Arts exhibitions and events
  • Music events
  • Literary and theatre events
  • Film events
  • Dance and Performance events
  • Youth events
  • Workshops
  • Kids events

The Manly Arts Festival is a celebration of the achievements, dedication and innovation of Manly’s creative community.  Local artists are able to participate by organising arts-related events across Manly. 

The Manly Arts Festival is managed by members of Manly’s creative community on the Manly Arts Festival Committee, which is convened by Manly Council.  The Manly Arts Festival is created by the community for the community - a two week extravaganza of arts events. Artists and members of the community come together by supporting each other through entrepreneuring and administering arts events, attending arts events, providing venues for artists and organisations and providing sponsorship and in-kind support for the Manly Arts Festival.

The MAF Working Group wants to hear from all artists and arts/cultural organisations and potential venues interested in running their own events for a highly focussed program throughout Manly. If you have any questions about how to be involved or you would like to propose an event or activity, phone Katherine Roberts on 9976 1418 and fill out the form attached.


Manly Arts Festival is coordinated by the Manly Art Gallery & Museum with the support of Manly Council.

West Esplanade Reserve PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655

T: 02-9976 1418 Email:


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