Festival re-emerges to foster creativity
Margaret River’s Emergence Creative Festival has confirmed it will return to the region next year after taking a year off to regroup.
There has also been talk, as yet unconfirmed by organisers, of a possible fringe festival to run in conjunction with the popular creative industries festival, which attracts a number of key speakers as well as east-coast professionals to the region.
Festival director Erin Molloy said next year’s Emergence would take place from March 25-27 and offer a range of workshops and satellite events as well as a two-day conference.
The theme for 2020 was Human Connection in a Post-Digital World, and the festival would explore how digital industries were affecting the human experience, Ms Molloy said.
“Every industry needs creativity, not just the arts,” she said.
“Emergence serves as a platform to connect people from different industries, share ideas, learn new concepts, and how to implement them and facilitate meaningful conversations.
“By having it in the stunning surrounds of the Margaret River region allows people to disconnect from their everyday grind and open themselves up to new ideas.”
The festival was a magnet for creative networking and supporting innovative start-ups, she said.
First tickets and key speakers will be announced next month.
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