White Night Melbourne will return to the streets, laneways and gardens of the CBD from dusk till dawn on Saturday 18 February, 2017 and the inaugural White Night Ballarat will follow on Saturday 4 March, 2017. Expressions of interest from artists and performers wanting to participate in White Night Melbourne are now open and full details can be found at www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au
The White Night Ballarat website will be launched and open for Expressions of Interest on 9 August 2016.
White Night Melbourne is one of Australia’s most celebrated cultural events that continues to draw record crowds into Melbourne’s CBD. Due to the success of the past 4 events, next year will mark the first regional White Night in Ballarat.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Next year’s White Night events will be an opportunity to showcase the diversity and talent of our creative state to hundreds of thousands of people of all ages. These events will be platforms for independent artists, arts and cultural organisations and creative businesses from right across the state so if you’ve got an idea that will showcase Melbourne or Ballarat in a whole new light, I encourage you to get involved.”
Newly appointed White Night 2017 Artistic Director and Executive Producer, David Atkins, said “Over the last 4 years White Night has provided a unique platform for the presentation and performance of hundreds artists during its unique 12 hours of programming. Over half a million people attend White Night and this exposure and environment is an unprecedented opportunity for artists and performers locally, regionally, nationally and internationally to present their work. We have launched the Expression of Interest submissions for artists and performers for White Night Melbourne 2017 and we are looking forward to an overwhelming response.”
Expressions of Interest are open now through to midnight on the 23rd August 2016 via the White Night Melbourne website www.whitenightmelbourne.com.au
White Night Melbourne: 7pm Saturday 18 February – 7am Sunday 19 February 2017White Night Ballarat: 7pm Saturday 4 March 2017 – 7am Sunday 5 March 2017