Darebin Council is proud to announce an amazing line up of artists, artworks and events in the Spring program for FUSE. FUSE is Darebin’s brand-new multi-arts festival, held in Autumn and Spring each year, designed to accommodate a range of different access points for audiences and practitioners.

Kicking off in Spring 2020 with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Georgina Nicholson, courtesy of Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, the festival includes nearly 50 events to be enjoyed while observing COVID-19 restrictions that may be in place. Between September 1 and November 29, there will be a curated festival, commissioned work, and supported community engagement.

There are featured events, including podcasts, radio broadcasts, commissioned artworks in the streets where you live, new films and art-focused walks to help you see your neighbourhood differently. There are workshops from local artists Dan Goronszy, Diego Ramirez, and Mark Pritchard, there are streamed concerts from Darebin Youth Services, bee workshops by Backyard Harvest, and we launch our call for nominations for the Darebin Community Awards, which will be awarded at a ceremony in March.

Tune in to the Darebin Songwriters Award Grand Final Broadcast on 3KND Radio at 7pm, Thursday 17 September to find out the winner of this year’s award.

September 1 to November 29