NEXT RIVER ARTS FESTIVAL: the weekend of 31 OCTOBER 2015 
Maps of Forbes and how to find us >>
Festival accommodation [pdf 532 kb]  >>

COMING SOON: RURAL ARTS & CULTURE SYMPOSIUM

Join us for the Rural Arts & Culture Symposium on Saturday 15 November, 2014 at Jemalong Education Centre, Forbes. A special event co-hosted by River Arts Festival Inc, Arts OutWest and Forbes Shire Council to discuss the future of the arts and cultural development in small rural communities, with a special focus on festivals. More >>

LanternLady_IMGP2197_smlRIVER ARTS 2013 ‘ASTOUNDING SUCCESS’

‘The lanterns have died out, musicians have packed up and gone home, and everyone is recovering after a huge weekend at the 2013 Kalari-Lachlan River Arts Festival,’ writes Sophie Harris in the Forbes Advocate, 29 October, 2013. “This year’s festival was an astounding success and impressed all who attended the celebration of art and culture in our region …” Read more >>

Also see The Advocate’s online FESTIVAL MEGA GALLERY >> Our thanks to Forbes Advocate staff for their fantastic support.

NEW! Arts Alive podcast recorded live from the River Arts Festival, 27 October, 2013, by Melbourne-based broadcaster Vincent O’Donnell: Listen here >>

SCULPTUREFORBES 2014: OUR $20,000 SCULPTURE COMPETITION

SculptureForbesHighwaySign_cropped After the success of SculptureForbes 2013, Forbes Services Club is again calling for entries in their national sculpture competition. All sculptures will be on display in Forbes shops throughout October 2104. An Acquisition Prize of $20,000 plus other prizes will be awarded. Visitors can nominate their favourite works for the People’s Choice Award. Download your entry forms from the  SculptureForbes web site >>

WANTED NOW!!!  VOLUNTEERS FOR RIVER ARTS 2015!

PeoplePower_SteveWoodhall_137938827_CQXRgVka_SMLDo you want to do something truly rewarding? YES? Then join our crew as a Festival volunteer to help make our next River Arts Festival another great success. We need volunteers to make and hang site decorations; marshal people, boats and cars; wait on tables for the Sir Francis Forbes dinner; manage the stages; keep an eye on the loos and garbage bins; look after lost children; collect money; be community guides … and gosh, to do lots of things! All volunteers will make new friends, receive a nice t-shirt, and be nourished in our Volunteers Tent. Please email us NOW if you’d like to join our crew: riverartsfestival@yahoo.com

READ what barrister David Ash said about Forbes in his Francis Forbes Oration at the 2013 Festival >>

FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY

SongsForKateDocoInvitation2012The film about our first River Arts Festival, Songs For Kate, by Bathurst documentary filmmaker, Tracy Sorrenson, is now available for viewing. Contact Ronin Films, or visit Tracy’s production company, Squarkin’ Galah >> Download the film poster >> Youtube snippet of Songs For Kate  >>

 

BECOME A FESTIVAL MEMBER: download your River Arts Festival Inc membership form here >>

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FOR MORE INFORMATION: Email riverartsfestival[at]yahoo.com

Snailmail: River Arts Festival Inc, PO Box 888, Forbes, NSW, 2871

KL River Arts Festival Inc. was incorporated in the state of New South Wales, Australia, (INC9896737), in 2012, and held its first AGM/election of office bearers on 30 August 2012.  We were registered on the Australian Business Register in September 2012: ABN 50 766 997 576. We are not registered to pay GST.  

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