The Lakes Festival – Grant Funding Open

The Lakes Festival is celebrating its 4th year in November, and we are looking for new and exciting event ideas to join our Festival Program. The Lakes Festival is a ten day event which celebrates the beautiful waterways across the Central Coast, from November 9-18. Last year attracted over 60,000 patrons over the ten days, with over 600,000 people reached via a strong marketing campaign including print, outdoors, social media and radio.

Do you have an innovative art idea? Think outside the box & get involved! Examples of ideas we are looking for include major events, art events/projects,  sculpture events, digital media and installation events/projects, or any other innovative event you can think of! Events are assessed by the committee on their potential to involve the local community and visitors to the region. Events must incorporate the lake, either via location or theme, and should be located around one of the below event hubs:

  • McKenzie’s Reserve, Budgewoi
  • Canton Beach Foreshore
  • Long Jetty Foreshore
  • Picnic Point, The Entrance
  • Gosford Waterfront
  • Ettalong Beach
  • Any other waterways on the Central Coast (pending approval)

This year you can apply for funding via Central Coast Council’s grant program to assist with getting your idea/event off the ground.

To find out more on how to apply, please contact

Applications close on Wednesday 28 Feb 2018 so get in quick!


Category: News
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Dance, Literature, Museums And History, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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