Desert Festival proudly presents a diverse range of events across many artforms. Supporting the presentation of Northern Territory artists and performers is a core focus of the festival curation however we do also welcome visiting artists. 

Desert Festival selects artists and performers through an Expressions of Interest process which opens yearly in March. 

Follow Desert Festival on Facebook and Instagram for announcements on EOIs. 

Desert Festival 2023 Expressions of Interest will open in early 2023.

Project Seed

Project Seed is a Red Hot Arts Central Australia initiative that supports local artists to develop and create a new work, and present it at our annual signature event, Desert Festival. Applications open yearly in November. 

For more information on Project Seed, head to the Red Hot Arts website.