The inaugural Festival of Arts and Ideas promotes the grassroots creativity of our artistically diverse and culturally vibrant Flemington and Kensington community. The Festival brings together artists, musicians, performers, dancers, jewellers, designers, theatre groups, creative individuals, groups and arts inclusive organisations.

This October, connect with local artists and creatives, attend a show, participate in a pop-up workshop and more as the Festival turns our neighbourhood to a creative arts hub. Head over to the Festival program to find out what's on near you.

The Flemington-Kensington Festival of Arts and Ideas is a community initiative. 

If you are a local artist, creative, organisation or business interested in supporting the Festival, please get in touch with the Festival team. We need you!



This inaugural Flem-Ken Festival of Arts and Ideas grew out of many conversations with local residents, groups and community based organisations about how to better develop social and cultural connections across the community.  Through these conversations, it was also identified that the Flemington-Kensington area is home to many artists, musicians, singers, choirs, performers, and a host of creative individuals who are all contributing to building a creatively vibrant environment but who are not always visible to each other, or to the wider community.

The primary aims of the Flem-Ken Festival of Arts and Ideas:

  • Connect the artists and arts community of the Flemington and Kensington area

  • Offer opportunities to create and/or collaborate in creative events

  • Showcase the area’s artistic and creative strengths in an inclusive and cohesive Festival platform across a 10 day program of events.

  • Celebrate the rich and diverse creative culture of Flemington and Kensington environs.

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