The criteria aims to be inclusive of a diverse range of progressive approaches, while recognising the appropriate scale and speed of change required to achieve sustainability.
The Festival has developed criteria over time to assess the appropriateness of program content and partnerships.
There are four core elements to the Festival’s content selection.
Process – facilitating a community driven event, engaging community members in an open programming process
Standards – using negative screening and positive search guidelines to set standards
Consultation – gaining advice from community groups, peak bodies and specialists
Feedback – seeking feedback from Festival visitors, exhibitors and presenters
Not surprisingly, when we are tackling the goal of global sustainability, there is on many occasions great complexity and conflict involved.
The Festival recognises the need for robust dialogue and cooperation in our communities as collaboration is one of the strongest ways to achieve rapid cultural change.
The Festival is an exciting and challenging opportunity to exercise our ability to creatively remake our society.