Shepparton Fest set to Thrive

THE 2022 Shepparton Festival has received a $71,670 funding injection from the Federal Government towards an interactive display combining cutting-edge digital technology and traditional Indigenous practices.

Federal Member for Nicholls, Damian Drum, said the ‘THRIVING’ project adds to an already impressive array of activities and events that will be showcased during the 17-day festival.

“This latest federal funding for the Shepparton Festival, via the Festival Australia grants program, comes soon after it was awarded $35,000 to help transform 10 empty CBD shops into pop-up exhibitions and workshop spaces during this year’s event,” Mr Drum said.

“The ‘THRIVING’ project will see a tactile audio-visual public art installation amalgamate traditional Yorta Yorta practices alongside cutting-edge digital techniques, as well as involving Braille elements.”

“I’m thrilled the Federal Government has committed almost $110,000 for this year’s Shepparton Festival, particularly following a difficult two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“It has been particularly hard for the arts community and that is why the Federal Government is investing more than $1 billion into the sector this financial year.”
The Shepparton Arts Festival will run from March 18 to April 3. Its program launch will be held on February 4. Find out more by going to