FUNPARK is a mini arts festival celebrating the culture, people and lived experience of the community of Bidwill, Mt Druitt. Now in its seventh year, FUNPARK once again invites audiences to come and experience unique cultural exchange.
Developed with local communities, FUNPARK merges contemporary art practices with local experiences. Presented on site at Bidwill Square and surrounds, FUNPARK will compose of a series of works including but not limited to: First Nations welcome and performance, a participatory Augmented Reality adventure, a performative press conference, a garden party and walking tours discussing FUNPARKS’ pioneering strategies and seven-year history of cultural engagement in the region.
FUNPARK is a sustained arts engagement project presented in and for the Mt Druitt community. Since its premiere in 2014 Sydney Festival, FUNPARK has developed into a sustained collective impact project – led by a coalition of five acclaimed companies. FUNPARK 2020 will highlight the narratives of Mt Druitt youth and its residents through unique and critical expression of Australian culture.
FUNPARK 2020 will be a part of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney #NIRIN.
Program Co-ordinator for 2019 & 2020 Daisy Montalvo
FUNPARK Coalition PYT Fairfield, CuriousWorks, Blacktown Arts Centre, Learning Ground, and Bidwill Uniting
If you or your organisations would like to be a part of FUNPARK 2021 please contact Daisy on firstname.lastname@example.org
FUNPARK is proudly supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, The NSW Government through Create NSW, Crown Resorts Foundation and The Packer Family Foundation.
Image Credit: Courtesy of Blacktown Arts