Emergence Creative Festival 2021 cancelled due to the recent COVID-19 incidents in Western Australia, creating significant flow-on implications and impacts for the Festival.
After taking into consideration all elements involved to deliver the festival in the current and on-going environment, including the health and safety considerations, potential on-going restrictions and associated financial risks, The Creative Corner Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the event for 2021.
Emergence Creative Festival is run by The Creative Corner, a non-for-profit, community organisation with a heavy input from volunteers. It was felt the risks involved with proceeding could have crippling implications extending beyond the event itself.
“We understand that any people, including delegates, speakers and partners will be disappointed, as we all are too,” said Festival Chairman, Mat Lewis.
“The Creative Corner Board and the event team at wish to extend their sincere thanks and also apologies to the speakers and delegates who had kindly offered their services and time, to the sponsors and partners who had supported the re-emergence of the festival for this year, to the volunteers who have poured their time and help into the planning, and to everyone who was talking about and planning to attend this year’s festival.”
The decision will ensure plans for Emergence will forge ahead when the events and tourism industries have more stability.
A photographic and art exhibition of the past seven years of Emergence Creative, titled ‘Resurgence’, will be held at Margaret River Heart from 21 May and run until 28 June.