For Sydney Festival 2017, Festival Director Wesley Enoch is offering Sydneysiders the opportunity to be featured as one of the cover options of the 2017 Festival magazine.
“This year we want the people who enjoy Sydney Festival to be the face of it, by submitting their own pictures. The Festival has always been about the people who enjoy Sydney in summer, whether from far afield as international visitors or as close as Parramatta; from all cultural backgrounds; young or old; art lovers or thrill seekers.” says Festival Director Wesley Enoch.
“Sydney Festival reflects the hopes, ambitions, dreams and sense of fun of being in a large modern city when it’s time to come out and play. These days everyone has access to technology to be a maker in their own right. Everyone is shooting pictures, making movies, 3D printing, writing blogs. This competition is a chance to show off your skills with a camera, a chance to put yourself out there to the world. Start the arty now.”
People far and wide are encouraged to submit portrait photos of themselves. To sweeten the deal, the winners (and their lucky plus one) will receive a Sydney Festival Gold Pass, granting entry to five shows in the 2017 Festival, as well as tickets to the 2017 Festival launch event.
Sydney Festival 2017 will be an inclusive, participatory and accessible event in which everyone can contribute.
“I’m a living example that art can make a difference in your life. Art gives you a sense of beauty and meaning in the world and encourages you to participate in your community. As we increasingly disappear into the digital and virtual worlds it’s important to have moments when you can connect with friends and family (and strangers) in the place where you live. Reaching out and being part of something bigger than the individual citizen helps you, helps others and helps really build a city.” says Wesley Enoch.
Whether you’re a patron, volunteer, supporter, artist or arts lover, Sydney Festival invites you to be the face of Australia’s most diverse and inclusive summer cultural celebration.
For all the information, head to www.sydneyfestival.org.au/facesofsydfest