The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Committee has resolved that the 2020 Festival go into recess pending an evaluation in July.
The Committee’s decision was not taken lightly and was due to various factors such as the inability to elect a full executive and fill all the coordinator positions, the drought’s effect on the Committee’s fundraising capacity and the proposed Main Street redevelopment. Other rural towns are currently experiencing similar issues.
The Committee also resolved to recommend to Council that an alternative community event be held on the 2020 June long weekend at the Grenfell Railway Station and that a grant proposal to the Drought Communities Program Extension be submitted to assist in funding the event.
A strategic review of the Festival will be undertaken in July 2020 to determine the future direction of the Festival.
THE GRENFELL HENRY LAWSON FESTIVAL OF ARTS COMMITTEE