At its heart, Horizon Festival is deeply connected to place. Celebrating the spectacular natural landscape of the Sunshine Coast region, honouring the stories and artworks of our First Nations people, providing a platform for local artists to extend their practice, and a way for communities to engage, experience and be inspired.
We are the Sunshine Coast’s leading contemporary multi-arts festival, presenting 10 days and nights of visual art, music, theatre, dance, words + ideas, film and creative workshops; inspired by the stories and beauty of the Sunshine Coast.
We believe art is transformative; and we aim to harness this power to inspire the imagination, delight the senses and enrich lives.
We delight in the natural beauty of the Sunshine Coast and pay our deepest respect to the Traditional Custodians of this country; the Kabi Kabi Peoples and Jinibara Peoples of coastal plains and hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast. First Nations people are the original storytellers and artists of these lands and we honour the rich cultural contributions that First Nations artists bring to our festival.
First presented by the Sunshine Coast Council in 2016, Horizon Festival is an annual arts and cultural program that celebrates place, encourages community participation, provides presentation and capacity building opportunities for our local arts sector, and generates economic benefit for the region. The festival is a key action in the Sunshine Coast Arts Plan 2018 – 2038.