Iain Grandage, Perth Festival
Smiles all round for Artistic Director Iain Grandage after another successful Perth Festival

Celebrating the success of the Perth Festival

As a thank you to the supporters of the Perth Festival in early 2022, the Governor and Ms Annus hosted a reception at Government House.

The mission of the Perth Festival is to enrich lives through art in WA and despite the ongoing challenges presented by COVID the Festival was able to achieve this – presenting 100 events with 650 artists over the three-and-a-half-week season.

The Festival was made possible thanks to the partners, donors, audiences and artists whose resilience and commitment enabled the navigation of the pandemic, whilst still safely sharing the bonds of culture and community. It is important to recognise the importance that contributions from government, the private sector and individuals make to enabling the Festival to provide a platform for artists, as well as experiences that build community connectedness.

Founded in 1953 by The University of Western Australia, Perth Festival is the longest-running international arts festival in Australia, and Western Australia’s premier cultural event.

The Festival has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in its international program, the presentation of new works and the highest quality artistic experiences for its audience. For 70 years, the Festival has welcomed an array of great artists to WA, as well as showcased a variety of brilliant local talent.

After sharing his praise and excitement about the success of the 2022 events, Artistic Director of the Perth Festival, Mr Iain Grandage revealed the theme for the 2023 Perth Festival – Djinda – which is the Noongar word for stars. The 2023 Festival will run from February 10 through to March 5, 2023.

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