Perform at the festival

NMF Performers

Be a star at the festival!

The spotlight is on you! Whether you're an emerging talent or a seasoned performer, there's a place for you at the festival. Here's what you need to know.

As of now, applications for 2024 festival artists, presenters and performers are closed. We've had an overwhelming response, and we can't wait to showcase your talent!

Types of performers

  • Volunteer performers: These are individuals participating in performances as part of their involvement in a specific community or social group. While they don't receive funding, their passion and dedication light up the stage.
  • Community grant performers: Just like volunteer performers, these artists are part of a community or social group. Eligible performers in this category can apply for grant funding to support their participation. This can cover costs such as costumes, rehearsals or travel from outside Canberra.
  • Professional performers: Are you a seasoned pro with a professional career in the performing arts? You're in demand! Professional artists provide a quote to perform, and if selected, they'll be paid an agreed amount.

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