Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts

The Hornsby Shire Festival of the Arts is an annual celebration of the local visual, performing and literary arts in the Hornsby Shire. The Festival has been cancelled for 2020. Council looks forward to bring it back in 2021.

In 2021 Council will invite groups, individuals or businesses to deliver events to form part of the Festival which creatively invigorates Hornsby Shire. These projects may be in the form of temporary installations, community events, pop ups, exhibitions, performances, workshops or markets, for example. Event organisers must have the ability to deliver the proposed initiative from a financial, staffing and project management perspective.

Council’s contribution to this annual program is via support with marketing, promotion and venue hire support (where the event is held in a Council facility) throughout the Festival period.

For more information on FOTA 2019 visit