Spirit of the Arts carries student creativity forward in 2021

01 June 2021

After a year when Catholic Arts was tested and responded with flexibility and adaption, a new festival format is bringing back the annual schedule of events bigger and better in 2021. 

The new Spirit of the Arts festival will bring together the Performing Arts Festival’s final concert, the Catholic Education Carnevale showcase, and highlights from the Angelico Art Exhibition in the Perth CBD between 13 and 17 September. 

For the first time, Carnevale will be expanded from a one-day event, with lunchtime performances to span three days at Yagan Square and Forrest Place. 

Catholic Arts Chair, Darryl Winsor, said there were a number of reasons that 2021 was the perfect time to reimagine the regular schedule of events. 

“While the Catholic Arts team did an amazing job during the COVID restrictions of 2020, the opportunity to once again engage in public forums, through events such as Carnevale, provided the stimulus to restructure the way we approached this,” he said. 

“Through close collaboration between CEWA’s Catholic Arts, Marketing and Events teams, this has evolved into the Spirit of the Arts initiative, which we hope will be embraced by all, 

“It is also a very significant year for Catholic education here in WA, and across the country – we wanted to do something special in Catholic Arts to celebrate our 50 years together as a state-wide system, as well as the bicentenary of Catholic education in Australia,” 

One of the major changes this year is the move of the Performing Arts Festival concert to RAC Arena, giving students an exciting opportunity to perform in one of Perth’s most contemporary, high-profile entertainment venues, while increasing the audience capacity. 

More information on the Spirit of the Arts festival will be available soon, via the Catholic Arts website.


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