Participate ... more
SINK, Midsumma Festival 2023. Photo by Suzanne Balding
On this page you will find 'Participate' facilities that are not a key focus at this time of the year. As the year progresses, these will be updated in readiness for the next festival, and placed back into the Participate menu.
Midsumma Pathways is a nine-month mentorship program for LGBTQIA+ artists with disability. The Pathways program provides a queer context for fourteen LGBTQIA+ participants with disability to develop their artistic practices. It includes access to professional mentoring, group workshops and contact with arts industry representatives, that build participants' capacity.
Midsumma Futures is a nine-month development and mentoring program for early-career artists and culture-makers, kicking off in October and running until May.
Event Producer Resources
Everything you need to know about producing your Midsumma Festival event - lots of resources and advice to help you plan and deliver a fantastic event.
Open-access Event Registrations
Midsumma Festival is open-access - that means that anybody can register an event to be part of the festival. Find out what's involved in registering your event to be included in a future Midsumma Festival. Registrations to participate in the Summer festival usually open in Winter and close in early Spring.
Everything you need to know about registering your venue for Midsumma Festival. Midsumma Festival maintains an extensive database of brilliant venues of all shapes and sizes on our Eventotron registration system – this database is available to all 5,000 of Midsumma's artists and producers, who will use it to find the perfect home for their show, exhibition or event.
Midsumma Pride March Registration
Guidelines and tips for those planning to march in the annual Midsumma Pride March. The event usually happens in early February, but registrations to march typically close in December.
Midsumma Carnival Stalls Info & Registration
Find out what's involved in having a stall at Midsumma Carnival, the opening event for Midsumma Festival. This page tells you what to expect and, during the registration period, how you can register and pay for a stall at the upcoming Midsumma Carnival.
Food Vendor Expression of Interest
For your food truck to be involved with any of Midsumma Festival’s large outdoor events, you must first fill out an Expression of Interest (EOI) form (during the period when they are being called for). This page provides more details plus the submission form.
Queer Playwriting Award Info & Registration
The annual Queer Playwriting Award (previously Playtime Staged Readings), a collaboration between Gasworks Arts Park and Midsumma Festival, is part of the Midsumma Presents Program.
Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award Submissions
Since its inauguration in 2016 the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award has quickly established itself as an important award in the ecology of the arts.
Homophonic Pride Prize
Homophonic! and Midsumma are thrilled to present the Homophonic! Pride Prize: The Composer Award. The Homophonic! Pride Prize acknowledges and celebrates the art and achievement of queer-identifying composers from across Australia.