CQU extends partnership with North Australian Festival of Arts for third year

17 May 2021

CQUniversity has shown its continued support for the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA)' extending its partnership for a third term.

Townsville Campus Associate Vice-President' Professor Pierre Viljoen said that the University was once again proud to partner with Townsville City Council to deliver a world class cultural event to communities in North Queensland.

'CQUniversity is proud to be NAFA's major education partner' and to work with Council and event organisers to deliver this award-winning event and give back to the region.

'Now' more than ever' it is important to provide opportunities for our communities to come together and to support the arts and creative industries'' said Professor Viljoen.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Townsville City Council was thrilled to partner with CQUniversity and The Ville Resort-Casino to help present NAFA 2021.

'NAFA is an award-winning festival that brings the best of Australia's arts and culture scene to the heart of North Queensland'' Cr Hill said.

'Council is thrilled to be able to bring NAFA to the Townsville community. There's no doubt that artists and performers across the country have felt the impact of COVID-19 which is just one standout reason we're so pleased to be able to present another iteration of NAFA.

'In its inaugural year NAFA sold more than 23'000 tickets across Townsville' with hundreds of thousands more experiencing free events and activations across NAFA.

'These numbers were extremely heartening not only for performers and artists' but also for the local tourism and hospitality industry that experiences the follow-on effect from the festival.'

NAFA runs from 2 July to 1 August across Townsville.