Horizon Festival - Online for 2020 // 28 Aug - 6 Sep 2020

Homegrown - Local Artist Commissions

2020. A deceptively auspicious sounding year that has been anything but. 2020 has been upheaval en masse and we find ourselves in the epicentre of a profound paradigm shift.

Artists have an opportunity to capture this extraordinary moment in time through their art and experiment with new ways of working, new forms and thinking outside the box in terms of modes of delivery.

Horizon Festival, supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), called for submissions from Sunshine Coast-based artists to create new projects and/or work as part of Homegrown – a new initiative developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homegrown aimed to support the region’s local artists to develop and present work across all art forms – music, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, comedy, words + ideas, film, interdisciplinary – that specifically respond to 2020 and the extraordinary times in which we find ourselves.

A total of six (6) projects or works were commissioned and presented over three months (June to August) as part of the reimagined Horizon Festival 2020.



Homegrown is supported The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF), a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.