• Parrtjima Program

    2019 Parrtjima Program - Something for Everyone

    A Festival in Light 2019 has revealed 10 nights of mesmerising large scale light installations, artworks, workshops, talks, films and live music for the whole family.

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  • Todd Mall

    The best time to visit Alice Springs

    Alice Springs is kicking off the season of festivals and events this April with the fourth annual Parrtjima: A Festival in Light. Parrtjima is the only authentic First Nations festival of its kind, showcasing the oldest continuous cultures on earth through the newest technology – all on a 300-million-year-old natural canvas in the Red Centre. Held across two event precincts over 10 nights, the free event includes incredible artwork and light installations alongside a 10-night public program of interactive workshops, music, films and talks. Parrtjima will be held from April 5 -14. Read more about why April 2019 is the best time to visit Alice Springs here.

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  • Alice Sings Choir

    Round 4 Grants Awarded

    Alice Springs CBD is set to continue to come alive with a series of great arts events including unusual light installations, choir workshops, free craft activities, classical music performances, live painting and storytelling activities through the NT Government’s Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Program Round 4.

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  • Art Grants

    Arts Grants opening - supporting the growth of a thriving arts community

    A number of Northern Territory Government’s Arts Grants will be open for applications from Monday 22 October 2018, complementing the year round grants available to the Territory arts community.

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    Live Alice Mparntwe Arts to Activate the Alice Springs CBD

    Five programs are scheduled to take place in the Todd Mall from September to December 2018 in Round 3 as a part of the Territory Labor Government’s Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program.

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  • Alice Springs Street Art Festival

    Turbocharging the Inaugural Alice Springs Street Art Festival

    As part of the Territory Labor Government’s plan to bring new life into the Alice Springs CBD supporting local jobs, and building our reputation as a great place to live, work, and visit.

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  • Turbocharging Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Program

    Minister for Tourism and Culture, Lauren Moss announced today as part of the Territory Labor Government’s Turbocharging Tourism $103 million stimulus package, the extension of the Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program with a third round.

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  • Activating the Alice CBD

    Live Alice Mparntwe Arts Round 2 – Activating the Alice CBD

    Nine exciting new arts programs have been given the green light to enliven the Alice Springs CBD, as part of the Live Alice Mparntwe Arts program.

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  • Man with a drone standing in the hot sun

    Heat mitigation study - Alice Springs

    A team from the University of New South Wales was recently in Alice Springs to develop a model of heat distribution and activity within the town's CBD. Working with drone technology, the team will carry out aerial monitoring of surface temperatures to identify hotspots and develop preliminary mitigation scenarios.

    Combined with existing data from the Bureau of Meteorology and new data to be collected from meteorological monitoring stations around the CBD, material from the drone will be used to inform plans and concepts for the revitalisation of the Alice Springs CBD.

    Download the Heat Mitigation Study Executive Summary here PDF (3.3 MB).

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    Live Alice Mparntwe Arts successful programs announced

    Seven local projects will help bring Alice Springs to life with a range of interactive and culturally immersive programs.

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  • Live Alice Mparntwe Arts

    Live Alice Mparntwe Arts to invigorate the Alice Springs CBD

    An exciting initiative that will help invigorate the Alice Springs CBD, providing a significant boost to Central Australian tourism and jobs has been launched following the announcement earlier this year that the Government will inject $20 million into revitalising the Alice Springs CBD.

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