What is BARI Festival ?

The BARI(Brisbane Artist Run Initiatives) festival is a biennial event aimed at providing a fresh creative platform and promoting audience development for Brisbane based ARIs.  BARI has been running in Brisbane since 2008.

What is an ARI ?

Artist run initiative (ARI) refers to any collaborative project run by artists to present their own and others projects and ideas. ARIs play a vital role in the artistic climate of the city, providing an alternative platform to commercial and state run galleries, as well as a space for new and emerging artists to present experimental works.  The development and support of these works locally is integral to new creative talent flourishing in Brisbane, building a strong and diverse arts culture in the city.