NAFA 2020

Townsville City Council is committed to delivering its annual Arts and Cultural Festival, the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA). NAFA originated from the Commonwealth Games Townsville Festival 2018 and showcases northern Australia’s melting pot of creativity. The month-long event features a range cultural offerings and artistic events.

In 2020, Council delivered NAFA COVID Safe a modified version of the Festival to support the local arts community, rebuild the tourism and events sector and improve economic recovery.  Coming at a much needed time for the community it was yet another success. In October, NAFA was recognised with an award at the prestigious Australian Event Awards. NAFA was named as a finalist in three categories and came away with the Best Community Event Award beating out other festivals held across the country.

NAFA will be returning in 2021 – from 2 July to 1 August, so save this date!

We would like to thank the community for its continuous support, from the wonderful arts sector getting involved to the rest of the community coming along and watching the talent on offer.  If you would like to provide feedback on NAFA COVID Safe please fill out this easy online survey.

To stay up to date on announcements, register for NAFA news.

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