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📣 EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: Counting and Cracking makes its Melbourne debut at RISING 2024. Tickets on sale now🔮 Prepare for RISING's return on 01—16 June 2024. Full program unlocking 12 March 🗓️📣 EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT: SHOUSE Communitas—a mass musicking event in St Paul's Cathedral for RISING 2024 — Register now🚋 CREATIVE LEARNING NEWSLETTER: Subscribe to RISING's Creative Learning newsletter, and download free educational resources on the First Peoples Melbourne Art Trams — FIND OUT MORE✨ Take home a piece of RISING with limited-edition artist merch feat. Aunty Zeta Thomson, Tiger Yaltangki, Paul Yore and FilthyRatbag View collection
RISING: 01 — 16 June 2024


RISING is a festival of new art, music, and performance, in the heart of Naarm/ Melbourne.

The festival returns 01 — 16 June 2024.

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Q. What is RISING?

A. RISING is Victoria's flagship festival of music, food, art and culture, under moonlight. A microcosm of Australia’s creative capital here and now.

Q. When is the next RISING?

A. RISING returns on the first day of winter—01 — 16 June 2024.

Q. I’m not sure if RISING is for me. What kind of events will be in the program?

A. RISING is for everyone. From visual art, installations, performance and live music to unique food events, we’ll have all kinds of experiences for you to enjoy whatever you’re into.

Q. Who is curating the festival?

A. Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek are RISING’s co-Artistic Directors and Co-CEOs. They lead a diverse team of national and international arts professionals in programming the festival including Senior Curators Kimberley Moulton and Grace Herbert, Head of Music Hayley Percy and Melbourne Art Trams Curator Jarra Karalinar Steel.

Q. How is the festival funded?

A. RISING is funded by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Visit Victoria.

We also receive support through City of Melbourne, as well as a range of sponsors and donors.

Q. I would like to volunteer, intern or work for RISING. How do I apply?

A. Thank you for your interest! We advertise employment opportunities on our Jobs page and will be advertising any volunteering opportunities on our social channels (follow us Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram and via email (subscribe here).

Q. I’m an artist who’s keen to be part of RISING. How can I submit my work and ideas for consideration?

A. RISING prides itself on commissioning Australian and particularly First Nations and Victorian work to be programmed alongside our international offerings. We’re currently accepting applications for the First Nations Melbourne Arts Trams until Sunday 19 November 2023. We also do regular artist callouts through our newsletter and social channels. Subscribe and follow to stay updated.


SPARK by Daan Roosegaarde, 2023. PHOTO: Ash Caygill
SEEING IS BELIEVING BUT FEELING IS THE TRUTH by Paul Yore, Golden Square 2022. PHOTO: Remi Chauvin
The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sydney Theatre Company, 2022. PHOTO: Daniel Boud
rarrirarri by The Mulka Project with Mulkuṉ Wirrpanda, Shadow Spirit 2023. PHOTO: Christo Crocker
Sampa the Great, 2022. PHOTO: Ian Laidlaw
MONOCHORD by Robin Fox, 2022. PHOTO: Eugene Hyland
Manifesto by Stephanie Lake Company. PHOTO: Sam Roberts and Roy Vandervegt
Ethel Cain, 2023. PHOTO: Ian Laidlaw
TANZ by Florentina Holzinger. Photo: Nada Žgank
10,000 Kazoos by Ciaran Frame, 2023. PHOTO: Shannyn Higgins
Anthem by Wu Tsang feat. Beverly Glenn Copeland. PHOTO: Shannyn Higgins
Cornelius, 2023. PHOTO: Izzie Austin
Euphoria by Julian Rosefeldt, 2023. PHOTO: Ian Laidlaw
Harvey Sutherland, 2022. PHOTO: Izzie Austin
Multitud by Tamara Cubas, 2022. PHOTO: Michelle Li
Still Lives: Melbourne, 2022. PHOTO: Michelle Li

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