In place of Thrive Festival, which has evolved to suit COVID-19 restrictions, Thriving Fridays will present exhibitions, activities and performances from local Deaf and Disabled artists in Emerald Hill (South Melbourne). This program of events is held at several creative venues, including Arts Access Victoria, Nebula, Temperance Hall and the Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre, Arts Access Victoria, Nebula, Temperance Hall, the Emerald Hill Library and Heritage Centre, and more! At the heart of the festivities is Arts Access Victoria’s accessible, state of the art portable venue, Nebula, which will be located outside the front of the South Melbourne Town Hall.
Thriving Fridays is an exciting program presenting performances, visual art and film inspired by the geography of Emerald Hill. Local Deaf and Disabled artists received grants from the City of Port Phillip for professional development to produce their work.
See a glimpse of what is on offer in our Thrive Digital introduction on Saturday 24 July, on the AAV youtube channel as part of Open House Melbourne‘s Digital event, hosted by Arts Access Victoria CEO Caroline Bowditch and Creative Producer Sarah Houbolt.
Thriving Fridays is produced by Arts Access Victoria, in partnership with City of Port Phillip, with support from local businesses and venues.
All you need to know about Thrive Festival 2021 with Sarah Houbolt
Access provision is detailed in the festival guide. The festival will have audio describers and Auslan interpreters, quiet rooms, volunteer help, and venue social stories. Audio description links will be uploaded on this website.