Glyn Roberts is the Festival Director and CEO of the Castlemaine State Festival, Australia’s longest running regional multi-arts festival, spanning over 17 days, 100 events and 56,000 visitors and every artform. In parallel to the festival, he has been leading a highly successful multi-stage capital expenditure project through the development of a large heritage site as multi-use arts and cultural space and HQ for the organization. Glyn talks to Gman on the Big Brekky.
Before arriving in Castlemaine, Glyn worked as the Creative Producer for Brisbane’s La Boite Theatre Company and as a curator of contemporary performance for Brisbane Festival. He is well known for working across the Australian and international creative industries with a unique capacity to translate creative strategy into financially sustainable arts programs.
The Castlemaine State Festival began in 1976 through the vision of founder Berek Segan AM OBE and has now grown to become Australia’s longest running flagship regional arts festival. The Festival preceded any other Victorian arts festivals and has been unique in its scope and diversity, and in its impact on the social and cultural fabric of central Victoria and environs.
The biennial Festival commissions, develops and presents a thrilling program of events encompassing performance, music, literature, visual arts and film and is known as major contributor in connecting people and developing social wealth within the regional community.
If you are reading this then you are one of the lucky ones preparing to attend this incredible festival. 17 days of art, culture, and good times under the late-summer skies in Victoria’s biggest small town. Thrilling new works from central Victorian artists sit side-by-side with the very best from around Australia and the world. This is your chance to explore Castlemaine and the region through creativity of all types.
Catch an invigorating conversation at Dialogues in our beloved Castlemaine Goods Shed, visit an Open Studio and pick up some brilliant local art for your collection. Enjoy a transportive concert at the Town Hall and finish the evening under the Big Top on Western Reserve with an amazing live act that leaves you wanting to do it all again!