• $4mannual cost

  • $21mannual boost to economy

It’s currently held every two years, and attracts world-class performers. The “off-year” leaves a gap in the city’s events calendar and means we are missing out on the economic and cultural returns from the quality events that the festival can attract.

We propose increasing our grant to the festival to allow it to grow its existing programme, attract new audiences, and develop more “off-year” events in the city.


We expect new events from 2015/16.

How much?

We have budgeted for an annual grant of $500,000 from 2015/16.

Key projects in our plan