Boundless Festival scores Best Arts Program Award

BANKSTOWN Arts Centre has won the Best Arts Program Award for its 2019 Boundless Festival, in the FBi Radio Sydney Music, Arts and Culture (SMAC) Awards.

The centre collaborated with Writing NSW, in association with Sweatshop, to deliver the Boundless Festival, which helped people unpack pressing issues of our time, and celebrated the exceptional talent of Indigenous and culturally diverse writers.
The festival also invited the community to join in on a free day of performances, readings and an exhibition.
It facilitated conversations and discussion panels, which explored narratives around growing up in Australia, and the significance of reviving and reclaiming Indigenous languages.
A proud Mayor Khal Asfour said the award reflected the ongoing dedication and innovation staff have for creating award-winning programs in the community.
“To have the Boundless Festival pick up an award in its second year, really celebrates us as the place where interesting happens,” he said.
“This recognition from independent youth radio station FBi, really shows that our programs are cutting through in speaking and relating to young people. To have this demographic so engaged through our Bankstown Arts Centre program, is something we’re very proud of.”
Gillian Kayrooz from FBi Radio said the festival “jumped out as an incredibly important and exciting event”.