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Stand up and be heard!

Escape ARTfest is calling for emerging and established artists, authors, designers, creatives, musicians or idea generators to stand up and be heard. 

In line with the Escape ARTfest’s vision - Showcasing artists to inspire the community we're reaching out to artists with diverse backgrounds and styles with an opportunity to tell your story, promote your philosophy and discuss your work first hand to an engaged audience.

There are plenty of benefits to being part of this well coordinated and promoted festival and it’s FREE to submit your proposal.

​All we ask, in the interest of great creative engagement, is that your talk meets a simple criteria around relevance, quality and feasibility.

Selection Criteria

ARTfest's vision for 'Artist Talks' is to: 

  • Give artists, creatives and idea generators a platform to inspire and encourage artistic endeavour and creativity

  • Provide opportunity for beginner, amateur and professional artists alike, to engage with and learn from professional artists

  • Reach out to people in our community who would benefit from exposure to creativity and encourage them to attend.


Quality and/or originality of approach

  • Your talk should be original in its approach

  • Specialist topics are encouraged

  • Your talk must not be a commercial presentation, promoting your business or products.



  • If your talk or performance is accepted, you will be required to submit a summary of topics or work in progress script 4 weeks prior to Escape ARTfest - 10th October 2019

  • ARTfest may be able to assist with mentoring and guidance for inexperienced presenters

  • ARTfest's organising team will find a suitable venue and provide organisational support.



  • Your talk or performance should occur during the Escape ARTfest, 10th - 13th October 2019

  • Talks/performance should be between 10 and 30 minutes in duration.


Milton/Ulladulla focussed

Talks and Performances will take place in the immediate Milton/Ulladulla area. Online talks designed specifically for a local audience might also qualify. 


  • All submissions must be online, via the Escape Artfest website

  • Please complete a separate form per talk/performance topic

  • Complete all information and ensure that all other parties involved in your presentation are clear about the details provided here

  • Applications close on 31 August 2019.

How Much Does It Cost?

No fees will apply to performers. ARTfest will consider applications from anyone seeking a performance/attendance fee on a case by case basis.

Your performance/talk will be supported by the Escape ARTfest organising team and volunteers, promoted through an integrated digital marketing, advertising and publicity campaign (e.g. magazines, newspaper, radio, etc.) and featured on the Escape ARTfest website.

Artist Talks terms and conditions (please read carefully before submitting your application).
The Artist MUST:

  • Organise the transportation to and from the venue

  • Submit a summary, or working script of their talk or presentation four weeks prior to the performance date

  • Ensure the talk is original and all their own work

  • Give permission for the talk to be photographed, recorded or filmed by Escape ARTfest and used for promotional use on, but not limited to, the Escape ARTfest website, Instagram account, and Facebook page.

Escape ARTfest undertakes to advertise and promote each artist, their works, and the exhibition online via the festival website and social media leading up to the event.


If you’ve got any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the ARTfest team - info@escapeartfest.com.au

* The Escape ARTfest Organising Committee reserves the right to reject any Artist Talk application for any reason.