Junction Announces Partnership with UTAS

August 31 2015

“As Junction celebrates its 5th Birthday this year, we are extremely pleased to be partnering with the University of Tasmania to celebrate their 125th Anniversary”, said Natalie De Vito, Executive Director of Junction Arts Festival. “We are very proud to have hosted over the past five years many University Alumni alongside current students, as Junction staff, Board members, interns, volunteers and presenting artists.”

As part of the celebrations, Junction will be holding a free forum in conjunction with the University of Tasmania on Thursday 3 September on issues to do with how the arts and culture contribute to a vibrant Northern Tasmania. The forum will be moderated by Professor Stephen Loo, Director Creative Exchange Institute, University of Tasmania, and Board Member, Junction Arts Festival.

125th Anniversary Advisory Chair Professor David Rich is delighted that the University of Tasmania is able to continue strengthening its relationship with the Tasmanian community and said, "We are delighted to be partnering with Junction in Launceston, reflecting our joint commitment to arts and culture in the North." In celebration of this Junction Arts Festival is inviting University of Tasmania Alumni to attend the Festival during Welcome Home Week, and receive a 15% discount on select performances throughout the festival.

Junction Arts Festival will feature a diverse program of participatory and live art performances created by international, national and local artists. Dance, theatre, live music, literature, installation, cabaret and more will excite, entertain and engage audiences of all ages throughout the five day festival which runs from September 2-6.