Opportunities for NT artists

Expressions of interest for the 2021 Festival are now open.
All Northern Territory artists are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

We are on the hunt for new work or an existing concept with a new twist. This could be a first-time collaboration with other local artists or maybe you’re embarking into a new genre. We are looking for things that Darwin hasn’t seen yet, or at least not for a very long time – events that push boundaries and challenge perceptions.

Darwin Festival accepts proposals that are:

• across any art form
• works in progress or presentation-ready
• projects involving collaborations with other artists (both local and outside of the NT)
• youth or community projects

Find all the information about how to apply in our 2021 Expression of Interest information document.


Application Form

To submit your application, please complete the online form below.


Key Dates

Application timeline:

7 October 2020 – Applications open

20 October 2020 – Darwin in-person information session

4 December 2020 – Applications close

January 2021 – Shortlisted applicants notified

February 2021 – All applicants notified

5-22 August 2021 – Darwin Festival


Information session

If you are in Darwin on 20 October 2020, you can attend an information session with the Festival Programing team on hand to answer all of your questions. We will also livestream the information session for artists unable to attend in person.

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2020
Venue: Brown’s Mart Theatre, 12 Smith Street, Darwin
Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm

Please register your attendance for COVID-19 contract tracing purposes here

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Contact Us

If you have any access requirements that make it difficult to submit an application or have any further questions, please contact Vanessa Wright, Program Producer at hello@darwinfestival.org.au or by calling 08 8243 4200.

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