MFI - Development Site

The MFI Development Site is a day of updates on commissioned works, new project pitches for development funding, and a chance to uncover the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative.

Australia’s major festival curators, Australian artists, their producing companies, other co-commissioners and presenters will gather in Melbourne on Tuesday 13 June 2023 (the day before APAM starts on Wednesday 14 June) and invite registered Gathering participants to join them.

The MFI Development Site is produced by the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals (CAIAF) and hosted by RISING. In partnership with APAM, the Development Site on Tuesday 13 June will include a session on the role of CAIAF and how it delivers the Major Festivals Initiative to support the development and commissioning of new Australian performing arts works of scale.

Includes a catered morning tea. For more information please email

Date: Tuesday 13 June
Time: 09:30-13:15
Venue: Malthouse Theatre, 113 Sturt St, Southbank