Thursday, October 7, 2010

Melbourne Webcam - International Arts Festival 2010

The Melbourne International Arts Festival (Melbourne Festival or MIAF) is a celebration of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia, outdoor and free events held for 17 days each October in a number of venues across Melbourne, Australia.

This live webcam is in Melbourne throughout the festival:

Melbourne webcam

Event Information:

Melbourne International Arts Festival is an important event on the Australian cultural calendar. Each Festival brings a range of dance, theatre, music, visual arts, multimedia and outdoor events from renowned and upcoming Australian and International companies and artists to Melbourne. It also offers a wide variety of free family-friendly events.
It was first established in 1986 by the Cain Government as a sister festival of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and the Spoleto Festival USA held in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Festival changed its name from the Spoleto Festival Melbourne to the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts in 1990, and adopted its current name, Melbourne International Arts Festival in 2003.

It has had a number of high profile Artistic Directors including Clifford Hocking, Leo Schofield, Robyn Archer and Richard Wherrett. Kristy Edmunds was the previous Artistic Director, curating from 2005-2008.