District 9800, Victoria, Australia

Flemington-Kensington Festival of Arts & Ideas

Create- Collaborate- Celebrate
11 - 21 October 2018





The inaugural Flem-Ken Festival of Arts and Ideas will promote grassroots creativity in the artistically-vibrant commmunity of Flemington and Kensington.

The festival will:
Connect artists and creatives

Showcase the area's creative strengths


“So often we spend our time fighting for the residents’ rights and community issues – for a change it will be great to celebrate our wonderful community!”

quote from a member of local residents group.

Festival Gala Opening Event Tickets now on sale  Click Here

Festival Poster Winners Announced: Click Here

The Festival of Arts and Ideas will promote the grassroots creativity of our artistically diverse and culturally vibrant community.

The Flem-Ken Festival aims to:

--Connect the artists and creatives in the Flemington and Kensington neighbourhoods and surrounding areas.

--Create opportunities for collaboration between artists and the community.

--Celebrate and showcase the rich and diverse creative culture of the area.

The Festival will bring together artists, musicians, performers, dancers, jewellers, designers, theatre groups, creative individuals, groups and arts inclusive organisations to participate in activities and present events that will highlight the depth, breadth, creative and cultural richness of the arts and creative endeavours across our local community.

The creative solutions and ideas symposium will focus on the importance, role and place of the arts in community life and in the life of the community. The Symposium will present opportunities for invited speakers, community conversations and community voices to share ideas, innovative concepts and creative solutions to issues that concern our community now and into the future.

This is an opportunity to connect your brand with this inaugural and innovative arts based community initiative.

The Festival of Arts and Ideas program is diverse in both its concept and content attracting a wide range of participation in planning, contribution, support

The Festival’s media strategy is geared to attract a diverse audience from across both the local and wider demographic.
A wide range of promotional opportunities have been identified including social media and print campaigns.

The Festival will connect you with a large audience, enhance brand recognition and allow for measurable return as an evaluation report will be provided to all sponsors.

 

If you are a local artist, creative, organisation, or business interested in supporting the Festival -then please register your interest as a volunteer or sponsor. The festival needs you too!


Flemington Rotary is sponsored a Festival Poster Design competition. See all the great entries. CLICK HERE
Key Festival and Planning Meeting Dates 
Each Month Committee and Planning Meeting Schedules
More Details

Gallery Walk  Festival Hub
325-327 Racecourse Road, Flemington
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15- 20  OctoberTall Poppies ExhibitionKensignton Town Hall
30-34 Bellair Street, Kensington
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Thursday
18 October
Visual Arts TogetherFestival Hub
325-327 Racecourse Road, Flemington
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15-19 October Mt. Alexander College - Spring Festival Workshops Mt. Alexander College
Mt. Alexander Road, Flemington
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19- 28  OctoberThe Written & Spoken WordVarious locations in
Flemington & Kensington
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Saturday
20  October
Children's Week Poster Competition - Winners AnnouncedKensignton Town Hall
30-34 Bellair Street, Kensington
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Saturday
20  October
Heritage Walk with Karen CossonFestival Hub
325-327 Racecourse Road, Flemington
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Sunday
21  October
Sounds of Flem-KenFestival Hub
325-327 Racecourse Road, Flemington
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Thurs - Sunday
18-21 October
Flemington Theatre Company - Annual Production Flemington Primary School
Mt. Alexander Road, Flemington
Tuesday - Sunday
23-28 October
Mosaic Workshops Festival Hub
325-327 Racecourse Road, Flemington
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Friday
26 October
Writing About Crime - Helen GarnerKensington Neighbourhood Centre
89 McCrackaen Street, Kensington
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Saturday
27 October
The Art of The Stitch - Margaret Rolfe AOKensington Neighbourhood Centre
89 McCrackaen Street, Kensington
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25-27  OctoberMusic in the ChapelChrist Church
76 McCracken Street, Kensington
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Festival News
The Flem-Ken Festival or Arts and Ideas is conducting a poster design competition. Entries are open to 19 July. Click Here for more information.
The Poster Design Competition is now CLOSED. The winner will be announced on 8 August at the Flemington Traders' Progressive Dinner. See details..