Curious Arts Festival

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Curious Arts Festival 2020

Curious Arts Festival is a curiously breathtaking and fresh event held in in Toowoomba, Queensland, in March each year.

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From 20-22 March, 2020, Curious Arts Festival will once again take over the Empire Theatre Precinct in Toowoomba, Queensland for its second year. Featuring a mix of free and ticketed events, the festival is a feast for the senses for the whole family with a rich, colourful and vibrant program of comedy, dance, music, circus, workshops, film and family entertainment.

Curious Arts Festival embraces the new and the future, encouraging exploration, discovery, differences that divide and unite, the left of centre and the funky while being an accessible, fun and popular event.

Curious Arts Festival brings together a mix of invited artists working alongside Toowoomba-based creatives, organisations and venues providing much needed opportunities for regional artists to network and learn from nationally and internationally recognised artists.

There is a resounding need for more artistic opportunities in Toowoomba and its surrounding region, both for artists and for audiences.

Curious Arts Festival:
1. Invites the Toowoomba community to take a fresh look at contemporary arts – from circus, to dance, cabaret to art installations and pop-up artists, allowing audiences to discover the fabulous, the feisty and the frisky.
2. Celebrates and showcases the remarkable depth of creativity in our region influencing local arts practice and participation through collaborations and workshops with respected professional artists.
3. Enriches and builds Toowoomba’s reputation as a creative destination, serving as a drawcard for visitors.

2020 will be Curious Arts Festival’s second year after a highly successful inaugural event last year, and we need the financial support of our community to ensure its growth into the future towards becoming the flourishing arts festival that Toowoomba deserves.

Your donations will go towards artists fees, ensuring quality work and an exciting and growing program into 2021 and beyond.

Thank you for helping to make Curious Arts Festival a key event on Toowoomba’s regional calendar. We look forward to welcoming you to the festival from 20-22 March.

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From 15-16 March 2019, Queensland’s regional city of Toowoomba will come alive with the Curious Arts Festival, a rich, colourful and vibrant program of ideas, music, circus, comedy, cabaret, dance, workshops, film and family entertainment.

Curious Arts Festival encourages exploration, learning and discovery of the unusual and quirky, celebrating differences that unite through an accessible, fun and welcoming event.The festival will challenge the conservative and traditional, gently leading regional audiences to the edge of their comfort zone.

The festival aims to bring together professional, Queensland-based artists working alongside Toowoomba’s emerging artists, community creatives, organisations and venues.

The pilot festival in 2019 will be built upon in future years, ensuring a growing and lively annual event that will become firmly fixed on the region’s calendar at a similar time every year.

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