2024 EOIs opening soon!

Desert Festival proudly presents a rich program of events spanning multiple art forms. It’s a tribute to the rich artistic and cultural heritage, especially found in the oasis of Mparntwe / Alice Springs.

The festival brings together artists and performers from within the state and beyond through an expressions of interest process. Keep an eye out here as EOIs will be available shortly!

Project Seed

Project Seed, an initiative by Red Hot Arts Central Australia, aims to assist local artists in creating and showcasing new works at our annual Desert Festival.

Applications open each year in November. For further details on Project Seed, visit the Red Hot Arts website. 


Become part of DesFest by volunteering during the festival weekend! Your skills and time will be rewarded with a rich cultural experience collaborating with artists and communities. It’s a fulfilling opportunity to forge connections with creatives and fellow festival goers. Register today!