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QPAC Announce Date for 2016 Out of the Box Festival for Children 8 Years and Under


Official Promotional Video for Out of the Box Festival 2014

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) have today announced the dates for next year’s biennial Out of the Box Festival for Children 8 years and Under. The eight day festival filled with a variety of performances, activities and other creatively/intellectually stimulating activities is set to take place from June 21 to June 28 2016.

The festival dates will incorporate four days of the school term and four days of the school holidays, which they hope will allow young children an opportunity to attend as part of both school groups and as a family.

QPAC have also confirmed that Brett Howe will serve as the Festival Director for 2016, having served as Executive Producer for the 2014 festival and serving as QPAC’s Executive Producer – Communities and Family.

This will serve as the venue’s 12th Out of the Box festival. A program of events will be released at a later date.

Annastacia Palaszczuk | Queensland Premier and Arts Minister

Children deserve high-quality arts experiences and no other event in Australia brings together art and education as magically as Out of the Box, engaging children, teachers, parents and carers. This is another example of Queensland leading the way in providing innovative arts experiences, giving a voice to children as creators and participants in the arts.

John Kotzas | QPAC Chief Executive

QPAC is a place where people are encouraged to experience, participate in and create art. We believe that art matters and that storytelling, exploration and inquiry should be part of our everyday lives. Out of the Box Festival is dedicated to capturing the giving voice to the creativity of our youngest audiences.

Brett Howe | Out of the Box Festival 2016 Director

Out of the Box is about children. Between now and the Festival next year we will work with children from across South East Queensland so the Festival reflects their interests and their creative work. Children intuitively speak the truth and often know what they want. In many circumstances, children are in fact experts and adults have a lot to learn from them. This is one of the ideas that we’ll be exploring at the Festival.

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