Media Release - National AwardDecember 10 2013 Click image to zoom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
19 November 2013
Junction Arts Festival and Launceston Airport Win National Award
Junction Arts Festival and partner
Launceston Airport win the Regional Award at the Creative PartnershipsAustralia National Awards presented last night at Parliament House in Canberra.
Following on the successful win in September at the State Awards in Hobart, Junction Arts Festival and Launceston Airport were again celebrated last night winning the Regional Award at the Creative Partnerships Australia National Awards.
is a tremendous honour for the Festival. To be recognised at a national level among our peers for our innovative partnership with Launceston Airport is encouraging, especially following the announcement last week of our funding increase by Lara Giddings and the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania.
Airport has been a sensational Festival Partner over the past three years enabling us to create innovative programming and unique experiences for
visitors to Launceston in their arrivals lounge. Rock bands don’t tend to be part of any airport welcoming committee, unless you arrive at Launceston
Airport during Junction Arts Festival,” said Natalie De Vito, Festival Director.
In keeping with the unique nature of the festival, artistic
performances have been held at Launceston Airport that support greater promotional reach for the event, but also create a dramatic sense of arrival and establish a festival atmosphere from the moment visitors step off the plane.
“Junction plays an important role in driving creativity in our community and it also drives us to think more creatively. This year we were pleased to extend our promotion through a new billboard sign which increased awareness to another quarter of a million people as they passed by our luggage carousels. Business partnerships with the arts makes sense and awards such as these put our region firmly on the national stage,” added Mr. Cullen.
Steve Henty, Chair of Junction Arts Festival who
accepted the award in Canberra on behalf of the Festival, stated, “Business partnerships are critical to the success of Junction. The mix of social and measured economic return to Northern Tasmania shows that it truly is a win-win situation. I am very, very proud to have accepted the Creative Partnerships Australia Regional Award with Michael Cullen of Launceston Airport. It’s an honour toChair the Board of this inspiring organisation.”
1. (State Awards in September, Government House, Hobart)
L-R: Steve Henty, Board Chair, Junction Arts Festival; Michael
Cullen, Launceston Airport (Image by Les O’Rourke, courtesy of Creative