The 2016 Shepparton Festival  is committed to the concepts of collaboration as vital to building a festival through artistic and cultural programs that are significant forums for new work, culture and ideas.


Presented across 17 days in March the festival will serve up a multi art form celebration offering the community a forum in which they can artistically and culturally express themselves. The festival is committed in working to bring together emerging, established and community artists to stimulate dialogue and challenge audiences in accessible public environments.


We are looking for Artists emerging and established,  Community Groups, Venues, Organisations, Industries, Stories, Images and Events…….


Expressions of Interest are now open:


Fill out our online form by clicking here or download a hard copy version and send us an email


Please make contact with us to discuss a project, event or collaboration.


Expressions of Interest Close Friday 11 September 2015.



2016 Shepparton Festival Theme ‘Be Consumed’


Building on the success of “Grown, Picked & Packed, the festival program will be directed with an overarching theme ‘Be Consumed’ experience #sheppfest differently.


Entering its 20th year the 2016 Festival will celebrate all that is metaphorically and literally Shepparton inviting the community to look behind new and unknown doors – to see things differently.


The theme ‘be consumed’ asks audiences to look at their city and the region differently, it encourages connections to the geographic environment and landscape, and challenges artists and community groups and organisations to engaging with local industries and services be consumed by process and practice and then to share and celebrate the outcomes.


It asks practioners and audience alike to be consumed by exhibitions, performances, shows, films and readings with friends, family and strangers. To Celebrate the people and communities that live, work and play in the area and be consumed by arts and culture across 17 experience packed days.


Help Us Build An Even Better Festival

The Shepparton Festival is our region’s iconic arts and cultural event – it enhances our city’s identity, liveability and sense of pride.   Ticket sales cover less than one third of our program presentation costs each year and individual financial support can help us continue to achieve our vision of presenting this world-class festival in Shepparton.   By becoming a Patron of the Shepparton Festival you are not only linked closely with our artists and achievements through regular updates, insider More…

The Shepparton Festival is presented in partnership with
Creative Victoria
and major support from
La Trobe University and Greater Shepparton City Council