Gascoyne In May is a cross-regional initiative developed in 2010 with support from the Gascoyne Focus Region Initiative partners Country Arts WA and the Gascoyne Development Commission. The GIM initiative is dedicated to developing the capacity, resources, policy for and delivery of sustainable, dynamic festival culture unique to the Gascoyne region.

Piloted in 2011, Gascoyne In May (GIM) is driven by the respective communities and has an intraregional committee comprised of a representative from the State Government - the Gascoyne Development Commission (GDC), the leading peak advocacy body for regional arts - Country Arts WA, Australia’s Coral Coast, each of the respective Local Governments and, of course the communities of the Gascoyne themselves: Festival committees, Shark Bay’s ‘Barefoot Black Tie’, Burringurrah’s ‘Festival of Fire’, Upper Gascoyne’s ‘Gascoyne River Music Festival’, Carnarvon’s ‘TropiCOOL Festival,’ and Exmouth’s ‘Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival’.

If you are interested in all things festival, if you love being part of a dynamic team and feel that bringing people together to celebrate and to create a collective experience is what bonds a community… then you are one of us! Festivals take all sorts of energy - from the pure grunt of loading in a show, the courage of creating an artwork, facilitating a project to delivery and operating theatrical lighting and sound… we have many parts that need to be filled.

This is a call to ‘Arts’ to make our world a better place by making inspiring and powerful collative experience via festival… Please register your interest with us for the 2015 program. Gascoyne in May supports people to develop their skills.