Discovery Festival of Community Arts

The Georges River Council Discovery Festival of Community Arts provides an annual showcase of local community cultural development initiatives that have emerged over the year leading up to the festival period. Some projects have received support through Council’s Community Grants programs.

Project events include theatre, film, music, literature, dance, visual arts, mixed media, multicultural arts and cross-cultural partnerships. These highlight and celebrate the creativity, challenges and aspirations of our local communities, using arts and culture as tools for expression, reflection and inclusion.

View the 2018 Discovery Festival Program here for event dates, locations and full details of this year's activities.

Please follow the links to book, or call the community contacts listed below.

Most events are free or very low cost to maximise participation.
This year the Discovery Festival has a main theme of local writing and writers, and has many community partners, including: Oatley Writers Group, Kogarah Writers Group, Discovery Writers (Hurstville), Macedonian Literary Association, Las Doñas Latin American Women Writers, Australian Ecuadorian Cultural Association, The Film Seen, Jubilee Community Services and the Mental Health Arts Development Group, 3 Bridges Community, Bayside Council (The Georges River and Bayside Arts & Cultural Network), Fiestaville Multicultural Choir, the Australian Macedonian Cultural Association, Carss Park Cottage Museum and the Kogarah Historical Society.

More information

For further enquiries, please contact Council’s Discovery Festival Coordinator:

Anne-Marie Wiles, Cultural Development Officer
T: 9330 6097  M: 0411 744 730  E:

New ideas for inclusion in the Discovery Festival are always welcome! If you or your community or cultural organisation would like to discuss participation in future festivals, please contact the Discovery Festival Coordinator.

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