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2023 Festival Stallholder applications now OPEN! Carnival Day is Sat 18 Nov 2023!
EARLY-BIRD stallholder applications for CARNIVAL DAY are NOW OPEN! Early-bird closes 30 June.
CARNIVAL DAY is Sat 18 Nov 2023, to be held in Queens Gardens – complete your online registration NOW to secure your site!
Host your own event as part of OUTintheOPEN Festival Shepparton (10 – 19 Nov 2023)!
Want to host your own event as part of OUTintheOPEN Festival Shepparton (10 – 19 Nov 2023)?
OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s festival celebrating LGBTIQA+ pride & community diversity. This year we’re celebrating 12 years!
OUTintheOPEN was developed to address some of the inequalities faced by the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (GLBTIQ) & allied communities and to build a more inclusive community in Greater Shepparton. EVERYONE is welcome to get involved!
OUTintheOPEN is a project led by Goulburn Valley Pride Inc. and is proudly supported by many other organisations and community groups.
The festival will consist of many events including CARNIVAL DAY on the third weekend in November at the Queens Gardens. Other events will be held during the 10-day-long Festival across the City of Greater Shepparton. This is where YOU come in!
We are looking for Community Groups, Organisations, Performers, Venues, Events & Artists…
How to get involved…
Please complete the expression of interest form – feel free to make contact with us first to discuss an event or idea. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications close 15 September.
Alternatively, please submit your proposal via email (details below) along with a preferred image (high res.) for marketing purposes on our website. Additional background information is welcome.
For more info contact Damien Stevens-Todd on 0418 511 562 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OUTintheOPEN Festival 2023 wants YOU!
OUTintheOPEN Festival is looking for YOU!
This year our Festival team is looking for enthusiastic people to join us for the 10 – 19 November OUTintheOPEN Festival 12 year celebration!
The following positions will join our Festival Committee / Volunteer Team:
Festival Convenor (1)
Festival Logistics Manager (1)
Artistic & Creative Director (1)
Secretary & Admin. Support (1)
Volunteer Coordinator/Recruitment (1)
Entertainment Coordinator (1)
Media, Marketing & Communications Coordinator (1)
Festival Volunteers (20) inc. Carnival Day Stage Manager & Assistants, Festival Artistic & Creative Assistants, General Festival Volunteers.
Click here to apply. Applications close 17 March 2023.
Please contact us for a ‘position description’ – we look forward to hearing from you!
Find us on Facebook @ facebook.com/OUTintheOPENFestival
SAVE THE DATE | OUTintheOPEN Festival 10 – 19 Nov 2023
Celebrating 12 years over 10 days in 2023. Carnival Day will be Saturday 18 November. Stay tuned for more info…
Got an idea for #OitO2023? Contact us today!
Tell us! How’re you enjoying the 2022 Festival?
We want your feedback. Please take our short survey here.
Download and view our Official Festival Guide for 2022…
Support during the flood emergency
Many people in the LGBTIQA+ community will often face specific challenges in natural disasters such as floods.
Our friends at LINE Wangaratta, Goulburn Valley Pride Shepparton, OUT in the OPEN Festival Shepparton, Slade Consulting and Rural Pride Australia in partnership with Uniting’s Diversity Project team have put together these helpful resources for LGBTIQA+ people experiencing flooding in their region.
Seen our flyer in your neighbourhood?
Looking for tickets? Click on our fabulous poster/flyer below for a full list of events and access to tix!
Show your pride this October/November!
Hi, Festival Friend,
Thank you for your continued interest and support of OUTintheOPEN Festival! Quite simply, 11 years in, we couldn’t continue to do it without you!!
This year we’re offering TWO options for your shop-front or business to proudly join us in getting OUTintheOPEN.
If purchasing a large $25 rainbow flag (3′ x 5′) doesn’t tempt you, this year we’ve also got FREE laminated A4 signs (see below) with 1 of 21 different pride flag designs for you to choose from – with accompanying QR codes – so those walking the streets of Greater Shepparton can both see you’re a supporter of pride/diversity AND learn something at the same time!
Please let us know if you’re keen to jump on board with option A ($25 flag) or option B (laminated pride flag), and we’ll drop one by ASAP.
If you can display the flags in your window for the OUTintheOPEN Festival 2022 period, October 31 – November 13, we’d be most grateful!
We look forward to hearing from you! Thanks again.