Junction Arts Festival
Junction Arts Festival turns Launceston into Tasmania’s best playground, offering five days of playful performances, experiences and late-night happenings that unlock hidden spaces of the city and offer audiences the opportunity to come into close proximity with artists, to observe, participate and create.
Now in its fifth year, Junction Arts Festival is one of Tasmania’s growing number of niche festivals and events across the state that takes place in Launceston, Tasmania in late winter/spring. Junction’s particular focus is on live arts, participatory and site-specific performances that place the audience at the centre of the experience and use non-traditional venues, outdoors, and present in a range of public and private spaces.
The festival carefully curates leading local, national and international artists and projects that place the audience at the centre of the arts experience. The program is driven by an artistic aim to challenge traditional relationships between artist and audience. Through participatory projects and site-specific public installations, audience members are invited to become active participants and collaborators in theatre, live performance, dance, visual and media art, music and literature.
Junction Arts Festival is a developmental organisation that works closely with artists to develop, produce and realise their work. Junction presents works in all stages of creation by artists in all stages of their career. Through new commissions, international artist residencies, artist research and development, workshops, site-specific public installations, performances, exhibitions, events, lectures, screenings, and children’s programming, Junction Arts Festival aims to present a rigourous and conceptually engaged program for the presentation of contemporary art. The creation of co-presentations and co-commissions with national and international presenters support an international cultural exchange of ideas and new practices, and the development of participatory and site-specific work in Tasmania.