Once a day, everyday of the Festival, everything stops and everyone converges on the Ceremony Circle for the opening and closing ceremonies.
This year, the Minjerribah artists, led by Maria Belle Isle, developped the Minjerribah Artists Alliance Project (MAAP) and engaged high quality performance artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to share their skill and work with them on their community project. The MAAP artists’ team will create collaborative cultural performances and mentor the local young artists and community groups, in a multi-layered workshop program to be delivered over six weeks leading up to the festival. We are excited about the Minjerribah artists taking the lead to select, engage and develop new work with the visiting artists to culminate in performances at the opening and closing ceremonies of Island Vibe Festival 2017. The project will provide great opportunities in professional development for the local artists and give them a platform to increase their profile and promote local arts and culture.