On the first night of winter, artists, fruit bats and other creatures of the night pulse through a city reawakened.
A festival three years in the making, built by and for Melbourne, RISING invites you to get lost, go deep and shake loose.
A surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne, RISING electrifies the city from 1—12 June 2022.
View the 2021 RISING program here.
Q. What is RISING?
A. RISING is a surge of art, music, performance and ceremony in the heart of Melbourne –a new festival in Victoria’s cultural calendar. RISING returns 1—12 June 2022.
Q. When will the program be announced?
A. The full program for RISING 2022 will be announced on March 17. Check out our 2021 program here.
Q. I’m not sure if RISING is for me. What kind of events will be in the program?
A. RISING is for everyone. From visual art, installations, performance and live music to unique food events, we’ll have all kinds of experiences for you to enjoy whatever you’re into.
Q. Who is curating the festival?
A. Hannah Fox and Gideon Obarzanek are RISING’s co-Artistic Directors, and lead a diverse team of national and international arts professionals in programming the festival.
Q. How is the festival funded? A. RISING is funded by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Visit Victoria.
We also receive support through City of Melbourne and the Australian Government, as well as a range of sponsors and donors.
Q. I would like to volunteer, intern or work for RISING. How do I apply?
A. Thank you for your interest! We advertise employment opportunities on our Jobs page and will be advertising any volunteering opportunities on our social channels (follow us here, here, here and here) and via email (subscribe here).