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The 2011 Cairns Festival was the region’s most ambitious arts and cultural event program ever attempted—more than 100 unique productions over 17 days, and thousands of creative participants all coming together in Far North Queensland. Now that the dust has settled, we need your input, suggestions, and continuous improvement ideas to help us plan the 2012 Cairns Festival: 17 August to 2 September.

Cairns Festival’s latest season served an estimated combined audience of over 110,000, including major events such as the Overflow FNQ Grand Parade, Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, Gordonvale Pyramid Race, Cairns Amateurs, Tropical Pride Festival, Circus Oz season, great music events at the Tanks, and the closing day Carnival on Collins. New programming launched this year included the free/every day Muddy's Art Village for kids and families, the Festival Stage at Fogarty Park, Lush late night cabaret, Earthed Lounge at Tanks Arts Centre, and a greatly increased contemporary performance series at the Centre of Contemporary Arts.

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the 50th Cairns Festival. The below survey should take about 5 minutes to complete, and will help guide our efforts to continuously improve the Cairns Festival and all the creative elements that we offer to the community.

* 1. Please indicate the ways in which you participated in the 2011 Cairns Festival

* 2. How did the overall 2011 Cairns Festival season meet your expectations?

* 3. Which 2011 free or ticketed Festival events did you attend, and how would you rate the experience?

  Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Poor
Ticketed event at The Civic Theatre
Muddy's Art Village for Children/Families
Lush: Late Night Cabaret
Ticketed Event at Tanks Arts Centre
Overflow FNQ Grand Parade
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Free Film Series at Fogarty Park
Free Music Concerts at Fogarty Park
Carnival on Collins
The Gremlins Street Theatre

* 4. Which 2011 Festival major events did you attend, and how would you rate the experience?

  Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Poor
Jeff Lang at Tanks Arts Centre
Schism / Whales & Souls at CoCA
Tripod at Tanks Arts Centre
Dean Stevenson / Arco Set at CoCA
2 Dimensional Life of Her at CoCA
Circus Oz at Civic Theatre
Australian Chamber Orchestra 2 at Civic Theatre
Ten Tenors at Civic Theatre
DanceNorth at CoCA
The Grimstones at CoCA
Slowdive Attic
Renee Geyer at Tanks Arts Centre
Op Shop Tours
Far North Murder Ballads at CoCA
John Waters at Civic Theatre
The Panics at Tanks Arts Centre
Richard Clapton at Tanks Arts Centre
Kasey Chambers / Shane Nicholson at Civic Theatre
Crime USA at CoCA

* 5. Which 2011 Festival partner events did you attend, and how would you rate the experience?

  Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Poor
Queensland Poetry Slam
Cairns Birding Tours
Cairns Amateurs Events
Writers on the Waterfront
Trip in a Time Machine Big Band
Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
Far North Organic Experience Tour
Jazz Under the Stars
Gordonvale Pyramid Race
Pecha Kucha at Tanks Arts Centre
Taste of Palm Cove
Cairns Acoustic Cruise
Tropical Pride Festival
Crossroads: When the Wheels Fall off the World II
UMI Arts Big Talk One Fire
Arthouse Roadshow Events
Ash Grunwald
Fitzroy Island Weekend
Paradise Concerts: The Four Seasons

* 6. How would you rate the above 2011 Cairns Festival event programming, in terms of diversity, quality, local representation, and range of offerings throughout the season?

* 7. As we plan the 2012 Cairns Festival, please let us know which events or program areas you would like to see further developed or included.

  Lots More of This A Little More, Please Less of This Not Interested in This
Contemporary Dance Performances
Temporary Public Art Installations
Free Live Music Concerts
Indigenous & Aboriginal Arts Programming
Visiting International Artists
Grand Parade and Community Workshops
Partnerships with Inter-state and International Creative People
Late Night Cabaret / Burlesque
Circus Arts and Troupes
Free Creative Areas for Children / Families
Digital Arts and New Media Works
Classical Music Concerts
Free Film Screenings
Food Events / Culinary Arts
New Productions by Local Artists
Visual Arts Exhibitions
New Theatre Works
Events Featuring Poets & Writers
Popular Musicians on Tour
Street Theatre Projects / Busking