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Terms of Reference FOR Festival Fleurieu.

Adopted by Festival Fleurieu Board, June 2016

The Festival Fleurieu Planning Group will plan, manage and implement a biennial community festival of arts, culture, gastronomy and environment, providing leadership by:

  • collaborating extensively with community groups and individuals to produce a range of events drawn from both the community and further afield
  • ensuring a coordinated and consistent approach in line with the aims and values of the festival
  • working closely with Council
  • seeking funding and sponsorship
  • promoting and marketing the festival widely.




To stage a biennial festival celebrating the arts, culture, community and environment of the FLEURIEU COAST in the District Council of Yankalilla, to boost the cultural economy.


The festival will be known as Festival Fleurieu 2017.

The festival will showcase the artists, artisans, community members, businesses and organizations that contribute to Music, Dance, Carnival, Community, Words, Culinary, Visual Arts, Place, Heritage, Photography events programmed for the festival period: 14-30 April 2017

The Festival Fleurieu is an expression of life in the western Fleurieu of South Australia; it will not only give local communities an opportunity to express the vibrancy and distinctiveness of the western Fleurieu in a dynamic festival program but will attract visitors from greater Adelaide, from across SA as well as from interstate to the whole district from coast to hills, agricultural lands to scenic landscape : from Myponga to Inman Valley, from Yankalilla, Normanville to Cape Jervis.


  • All aspects of the festival contribute to community involvement and expression and boost the cultural economy.
  • The festival is committed to the pursuit of excellence, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • The festival acknowledges the heritage of the Kaurna, Narrandjerri and Ramindjeri lands of the Yankalilla Council.
  • The festival celebrates the contributions of successive generations that contribute to the shape of communities of the council area.
  • The festival respects the beauty and integrity of the district’s varied and unique environment.
  • The festival is inclusive of all, including when possible, specific elements for people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on access and affordability.
  • Community ownership and collaboration with Council are integral to all processes and events.
  • Planning, content and organisation of the festival are of the highest possible professional excellence and originality.
  • All activities and operations of the festival integrate ‘clean and green’ principles.
  • The festival strives for local, state and national attention.
  • The festival is a not-for-profit venture of the community with any surplus income going to fund future festivals.


The leafy sea dragon is the symbol of the festival and will be used in logos, letterhead, art, song, public works of art, signage, taglines and all official statements.


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