Emerge Festival 2019 - Event Application Form

Sunday 1 September to Sunday 13 October 2019

The Emerge Festival showcases and encourages cultural activity and performances across the City of Willoughby. The Festival supports new and developing events and artists that bring a diverse range of activities including interactive exhibitions and performances, workshops and master classes, tours and open houses, performances and demonstrations as well as a range of other events and fairs.


  • Celebrate the diverse community
  • Showcase achievement in all creative forms
  • Celebrate local artistic achievement across all mediums
  • Stimulate creative growth & development
  • Celebrate the spaces & places available in Willoughby
  • Promote Willoughby as a dynamic & innovative City
  • Support economic development & tourism


  • The event must be held within the Willoughby local government area.
  • The event must be of value to the Willoughby community and/or attract visitors to the City.
  • The event is required to be a new or reinvigorated activity.
  • Organisers must demonstrate how (or if) the activity will continue in the future.
  • Event must be held between 1 September to 13 October 2019.


In order to be eligible to be accepted to run an event, the applicant MUST be a formally Incorporated Body, Company Limited by Guarantee or a Business.

A person or group that is not incorporated MUST seek an incorporated body to auspice their event. This means the auspice organisation undertakes legal responsibility for the applicant's involvement in the event.

Applicants must have an ABN and Public Liability of a minimum of $10 million by providing a certificate of currency formatted to the following guide:

Please contact Council's Events Technical Officer, Bernard Lau on 9777 1029 or prior to making a submission to ensure that it complies with the program guidelines.

Applications close 11.59pm, Sunday 14 July 2019.

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