Flow Festival Australia

Flow Festival Australia FLOW Festival will deliver a vibrant and unique festival of Deaf Arts by the Australian Deaf Community, in partnership with Arts Access Victoria.

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This is a paid role.

FLOW Festival Grants

Are you a Deaf or Hard of Hearing artist, performer, producer, or involved in the arts? We want to support Deaf Artists out there to lead the future of Deaf Arts.

We are offering grants which includes:
- registration/artist fees
- funding for developing new works
- mentoring
- networking
- support grant applications

Successful applicants will have their work shown in our event this year and next year.

If you are interested, please apply online: You can either submit by writing or video in Auslan.

Want to know more? Our team is available to chat and provide information via facetime or email.

FLOW Festival Creative Producer Annoucement

FLOW Festival is thrilled to announce that after a thorough recruitment process we have our Creative Producer for 2022 - 2023!

Congratulations to Danni Wright who is our new Creative Producer! We cannot wait to have Danni bring her experience in theatre, events management, and producing events to our festival.

We also will be advertising other roles very soon and also advertising for the committee so keep an eye out!

Closed. Thank you Applications for our Creative Producer position closes 5pm today!Deaf people across Australia are enco...

Closed. Thank you

Applications for our Creative Producer position closes 5pm today!

Deaf people across Australia are encouraged to apply for this role! This is a paid role with flexible working hours and arrangements.

Email us your cover letter in Auslan/English before 5pm today (21/03/2022).

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email us - [email protected]

For more information, check out our website:

Creative Producer Role - Apply Now!

Applications for the role of our Creative Producer are still open! You can apply in Auslan or English. This is a paid role to work with an amazing team in an exciting role!

Our previous Creative Producer, Ramas McRae, has a message for any people considering applying!

Creative Producer Promotion

Are you Deaf/HoH and passionate about arts? Are you great with creating strong visions and leading a team? Do you love setting strong strategic goals? If you answered 'yes', want you!

FLOW Festival is recruiting for our next Creative Producer. This is a paid role!

We are currently accepting applications in English and/or Auslan from all across Australia. For more information, click here:

Applications close Monday 21st March at 5pm.

Creative Producer Promo Announcement

We are excited to announce that we are recruiting for our next Creative Producer. This is a fundamental role in leading our FLOW team and vision into 2022 - 2023.

This is a paid role and Deaf/Hard-of-hearing Auslan users across Australia are encouraged to apply.

For more information, check out our website:


Hiii! Who came to the Flow Festival last year? It was fantastic right?! Are you missing the action & wondering when the next one will be? Well we have very exciting news! Very soon we can announce this news so keep watching the space, the big announcement will happen on Monday! Yay! See you soon!

Thank you everyone for making FLOWfestival fabulous! See you all in FLOW2023.Design by #chloeashford. We love your feedb...

Thank you everyone for making FLOWfestival fabulous! See you all in FLOW2023.Design by #chloeashford. We love your feedback, please complete survey ❤ #nationalweekofdeafpeople #Deafarts #flowfestivalaustralia

Flow Festival is funded in part by Australia Council for the Arts As some of you have seen the Panel in " what is authen...

Flow Festival is funded in part by Australia Council for the Arts

As some of you have seen the Panel in " what is authentic deaf casting in theatre or film"

Riona Twomey Tindal spoke about opportunities for the d/Deaf and hoh people to apply for these programs:

There are currently two deaf people in the program.

Australia Council Leadership Programs
The Australia Council Leadership Program is dedicated to transforming our sector’s knowledge, skills and capabilities by supporting emerging and established leaders. Our program recognises the diverse nature of leadership and builds on the rich knowledge and experience already within our sector.

Applications for the 2022 Future Leaders and Arts Leaders Program will open on 1 October. The year-long program will commence in May 2022.

Through a series of online, hybrid and in-person residentials, you will share experiences, form new connections, develop skills and build confidence in your own capabilities. You will benefit from longer-term outcomes for yourself, your practice, your organisation and your community.

We actively work with individuals to support access needs – including Auslan interpretation, childcare support, cultural practices, financial and/or learning access needs as required. Please get in touch to let us know how we can best support your application and involvement in the program.

More information here:

SYNC Leadership Program
Sync Australia – Online is a new online leadership and coaching program exploring d/Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media.

Applications are now open for the SYNC Leadership program and close on 11 October 2021. The 8-week program will run from October to December 2021.

Founded over 10 years ago by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders in the UK, this disability-led program combines leadership theory with one-on-one coaching and support for participants to reflect and progress their leadership potential.

Taking part in Sync Australia will help you develop new awareness and skills, and refresh your confidence to progress your professional arts career.

More information here:

Image of 8 boxes with smiling people. three in top row, one woman with glasses, middle is a man with long ginger beard and a woman with long brown hair. Middle row of 3 women, one with glasses and all black, middle one with teal necklace and t shirt saying flow festival, then a smiling woman with brown hair
bottom row, one woman with headphones on, and one black screen saying the words, captioner. you to sponsorships!Hello , Im Irene Holub, FLOWfestival producer. I want to say BIG t...
sponsor video - thank you

Thank you to sponsorships!

Hello , Im Irene Holub, FLOWfestival producer. I want to say BIG thank you for our sponsors.
Without their support, FLOW would not exist. Team, promotions, ticket sales, artists, events - all coming together as ONE NOW.
Thank you sponsors for helping to achieve this.
Our principal sponsors are Australia Council of the Arts, Creative Victoria , Deaf Services and the Deaf Society.
Other sponsors - AAV Arts Access Victoria, Auslan Services , Auslan Consultancy. More Sponsors ? Yes! Expression Australia,. More! SignPedia, Darebin Arts - FUSE, Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre... few more ! Yes! AI Media - Live captioning, Sweeney Interpreting plus Australian Deaf Community.
We have received donations too which are still open to receiving more donations. You can make a donation on our website - Donations will help to support the future of Deaf Arts, Deaf Artists and FLOWfestival.

Are you ready! In Ten minutes time we are .....ready.....!!we go online at 12pm! Password from your eventbrite email onl...
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Are you ready!

In Ten minutes time we are .....ready.....!!

we go online at 12pm!

Password from your eventbrite email only

Join us! We are excited!

p.s. if you see any "links" or any "LIVE links posts within comments" in Facebook - it is not FLOW Festival.

Please register and get passwords from Eventbrite.

FREE, all are Free

FLOW Festival will deliver a vibrant and unique festival of Deaf Arts by the Australian Deaf Community, in partnership with Arts Access Victoria. It will showcase Auslan, sign language of the Australian Deaf Community through many different artistic forms for all ages, embracing diversity and inclus

LEADING THE FUTURE FOR DEAF ARTSWith over 80 presenters, artists and performers, the impact of the festival for the arts...
Australia’s first and only Deaf Arts festival returns | ArtsHub Australia

With over 80 presenters, artists and performers, the impact of the festival for the arts and future of Deaf artists will be profound, said Holub.

‘There is a shift in Deaf Arts as a social movement, documentation of those influenced by the mainstream who have (un)intentionally removed the rights of people to be different, deaf and proud,’ she explained.

’With the growing recognition of sign language and culture, Deaf Arts are developing an identity of its own.’

Irene Holub continued to say that the festival will help build connections and a shared understanding between the Deaf and Hearing community.

‘Engaging with and supporting Deaf led events within a collaborative framework allows both Deaf and Hearing to learn from each other and apply best practices of accessibility for both parties.’

You can register here for your FREE tickets and check your emails for passwords to access to the program!

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Celebrating the language, culture and heritage of Australia's Deaf community, FLOW festival kicks off this weekend!


Alter Boy - a short reel -

When: Sat 18th Sept at 8 to 8.30pm

Free tickets but must register to get passwords to see the recorded and brilliant video clip with music track: click on this...

TURN UP your loudspeakers!

Hug the woofer and feel the vibrations!

To find out more about the Alter Boy:


A post from Chelle: one of our featured artists in Flow Festival Program!

So excited and proud to be part of the Flow Festival, an amazing Deaf arts festival in September! So many talented gorgeous Deaf artists ❤ and you can 'Meet the Artists' in the link below. And see the program, check out the website and buy tickets via the program page clicking on register! 🙂 I will be showing two of my performances and an artist talk.
The Flow Festival was organised by an incredible team of Deaf artists Irene Holub Ramas McRae Nunga Agius Riona Twomey Tindal Danni Wright Melissa A Bryson and Sam Martin!


Heart felt invitation to support Deaf Arts

Heart felt invitation to support the Deaf creative community.

Ramas McRae Director of Flow Festival

Here is transcript from Ramas’ video:

Here are some of the Deaf artworks I have purchased from around the place and hung on the walls in my hallway.
I love to walk down my hallway and admire their pieces on display. A beautiful vision of Deaf art on my walls.
Think this looks easy?
No way!
It’s a combination of mind, heart and soul, expressed on paper, created specially to display and share with people who will watch and appreciate their work. Their fellow community seeing their work, a piece of themselves for all to see. Incredible!
The Flow Festival is one of those moments, where Deaf and hard of hearing people can share a piece of themselves, show their art and share with an open audience to watch and appreciate.
Think it’s a walk in the park creating a space for artists to showcase their work?
No, its really difficult.
Its also a challenging time for artists at the moment to delve inside, express themselves and share with others.
We are all so grateful, to embrace and enjoy your work.
But how can this happen?
Through donating.
The Flow Festival website has a donation tab, click it, donate and this money will go towards our Deaf and hard of hearing artists for all their tireless work to display their beautiful art to everyone watching.
That’s where your donations will go!
With your support, we can support our Deaf and hard of hearing artists!
Together we are one!


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Flow Festival Australia was a recipient of our Expression Deaf Grants. The grant was used to help the festival become more accessible for Deaf people. If you have an idea or a project that will make a positive impact on the lives of people who are Deaf and hard of hearing, apply for an Expression Deaf Grant now! You can learn more about our grants here:
Did you know Deaf culture art is more than just a painting or a drawing. It brings the Deaf community and language together. This resource was developed as a part of Deaf Victoria's Auslan in the City Project, funded by City of Melbourne’s Social Innovation Partnerships Programme. Australian Theatre of the Deaf Deafferent Theatre Flow Festival Australia #InternationalWeekOfDeafPeople #NationalWeekOfDeafPeople #IWDP2021 #NWDP2021 #CelebratingThrivingDeafCommunities #DeafCultureAndArts
Huge thank you to Flow Festival Australia for inviting us to perform and for welcoming us into the wider community. So many incredible and powerful deaf/hh/CODA artists and educators outside of WA that we would not have met otherwise. It’s so important to have a space that’s made for and by us. Giant thank you to our deaf teachers and to @openthatdoor__ for mentoring us. We had late access to the deaf community and its amazing to start connecting more with our people, to collaborate and develop our art form. Big love to all who made the festival happen behind the scenes and to all who invited us to witness their artistic process, performances, stories and activism. Cannot express our gratitude enough 💜💜💜 IMAGE DESCRIPTION: purple and blue drawing of hands sighing flow festival in Auslan, two love hearts and the words “thank you flow festival” in a box underneath. By @deafgirlclub
Thank you Flow Festival. What an AWESOME 4 days.
Thank you for organising Flow Festivals. I am truly enjoyed watching every sessions last weekend which had inspiring me to see a lot of their performances and presenters and their arts demonstration and Panels are doing their great works. Well done to Ramas McRae, Irene Holub Melissa A Bryson, Riona & Chell. 👏🏻🙌🏻
Can’t see Chelle Destefano video? Thought it start at 5pm?
If you don't have anything on today, there is free online event at Flow Festival Australia which has Auslan storytelling, arts, performance and more. It's free live event online starting at 9.45am!! 👏👏👍🍿🎭
Just watched the poetry and storytelling session - love your work, poets, storytellers and organisers! Thank you!! (And Cate Dunn I'd love the opportunity to translate one of your pieces!)
It’s TODAY! Let’s the drum rolls 🥁 🙌🏼 Check this article - Flow Festival Australia
This weekend! Tickets FREE at Flow Festival Australia 💙 IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Bright blue poster of our Signer, Jack, a white fat man with short green hair, submerged underwater, wearing a white fluttering robe and layers of pearl necklaces. His arms are stretched out to his sides, his head is titled to the side and his eyes are peacefully closed. TEXT: Alter Boy Act of God EP tour. Flow Festival. Melbourne on Saturday 18th September. Tickets at Photograph by Peter Cheng Poster by @deafgirlclub
Get Involved with the Flow Festival Australia Online this Weekend Showcasing Deaf Arts! Thanks to TheShepherd Centre for sharing about this great Free Live Online Event.
My chat with Ramas McRae for Gather podcast- looking forward to the Flow Festival!