Artistic talents on stage and canvas, Spirit of the Arts Festival is back for 2022

07 June 2022

Catholic Arts Chair Darryl Winsor. Photo courtesy of: Max Hoh, The Record au.

With almost 15,000 students now confirmed to participate, this year’s Spirit of the Arts Performing Arts Festival is set to be an inspirational showcase of artistic talent.

Final preparations are underway for the annual festival which will run from 21 July to 12 September.

The Catholic Arts program begins on 21 July with a Praise and Worship celebration at St Mary’s Cathedral in Perth.  Celebrated by the Archdiocese of Perth’s Vicar for Education and Faith Formation, Fr Vincent Glynn, students from participating schools come together for this important Liturgy of the Word.

The Performing Arts Festival (PAF) runs from Friday 22 July and concludes with the Spirit of the Arts Festival Concert on Monday, 12 September. The Angelico Art Exhibition opens between Monday 8 August and Friday 26 August, with the awards night taking place on Tuesday 16 August.

Catholic Arts Chair Darryl Winsor said this year’s program had been made possible by the easing of many COVID restrictions, allowing Catholic Arts to confidently plan for a return to full participation in exhibitions, performances and audience attendance in 2022.

“After being limited to recorded performances in 2020 and with significant restrictions in place in 2021, the return to a full range of events is a welcome relief for all and will allow our very talented students to share their gifts through both the visual arts in the Angelico Exhibition and the Performing Arts,” he said.

“Into our 33rd year, Catholic Arts is a vital and significant platform for students to perform in a professional, participation focused series of events that promote excellence and inclusivity.”

Entries for the Performing Arts Festival are now closed.

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