MIFE | ENGAGEMENT | Midsumma Festival 2018 | Sunday 14 January to Sunday 4 February 2018

[Edited extract from public address]

Midsumma Festival is Victoria's premier LGBTQIA+ cultural festival, made for and by communities who live with shared experiences around diverse gender and sexuality.

Championing LGBTQIA+ cultures, conversations and events. Intersections between generations, people, ideas, stories and experiences – a focal point for connections and belonging. We create inclusive and safe social spaces. Providing platforms for shared experience in a world which often under-represents us. Valuing diversity and we embrace difference. We increase our communities' profiles and amplify the stories that might otherwise not be seen, heard or felt.

Although the primary three-week festival is held in summer each year, Midsumma works year-round to provide artists, social-changers and culture-makers with support and tools to create, present and promote their work. Midsumma Festival brings a diverse mix of artists, performers, communities and audiences together under a single umbrella for a celebration and innovative presentation of queer arts and culture.

Enjoy diverse festival programming, made up of visual arts, theatre, spoken word, cabaret, film, live music, parties, sport, social events and public forums, featuring nearly 170 events in 2018, with involvement by over 500 culture-makers in over 100 different venues across Melbourne and wider Victoria to anticipated audiences of over 200,000.

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Website: https://midsumma.org.au/