Midsumma Festival 2022 EOI

We’re inviting Expressions of Interest for Midsumma Festival 2022.

Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, Abbotsford Convent is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. We work collaboratively with artists and arts organisations across all art forms to present a year-round program of contemporary work that engages, surprises and delights audiences, encourages investigation and learning, and sparks important new conversations.

Abbotsford Convent is delighted to invite Expressions of Interest for Midsumma 2022. We‘re looking for creative projects that respond to the ‘new normal’ of our physically distanced world—rethinking the artist-audience relationship in imaginative and innovative ways. Our Midsumma programming in 2020 showcased a suite of exciting contemporary works and artists—including Disco Instamatic, BLOW, FAMILI, Drop Deadly Gorgeous The Pageant, Forest Collective—and we look forward to recapturing the same exciting and experimental energy in 2022’s programming.

At the ACF, we strive to connect with those who identify as:

  • First Nations
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse
  • LGBTQIA+
  • People with disability
  • Children, young people and families
  • Artists & arts professionals
  • Arts appreciators and audiences
  • Abbotsford Convent tenants
  • Abbotsford & Yarra locals

Please note, this list is not exhaustive!

The Convent’s unique performance spaces—which include numerous outdoor areas and venues of various scales—present an exciting opportunity for artists to explore and reimagine how works and performances can be staged, and how audiences can safely watch, participate and engage with work. From one-on-one gigs, to outdoor galleries, to physically distanced performances in one of the Convent’s heritage venues—our precinct is your oyster.

We can’t wait to see your EOI for Midsumma 2022 at the Convent!

To apply

Before applying, please download and read the info pack.

Then, submit your application here by Wednesday 15 September, 2021.

If you have any questions, please email us at  programming@abbotsfordconvent.com.au or call 03 9415 3600