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Partner with us for REVEL

Destination Kiama is looking to partner with the community to curate and present a series of vibrant and professionally executed events, activations and experiences that form part of the REVEL everyday in May festival program.

Objectives of REVEL everyday in May:

  • Provide the Kiama community with a series of events that bring people together, building pride and social cohesion.
  • Have broad appeal with a month-long calendar offering a variety of events.
  • Support local event directors, artists, enterprises and supplementary local businesses.
  • Stimulate the local economy by enticing visitors to the area outside peak season, assisting in the recovery of the tourism and event industry.

What we will provide:

  • Experienced event staff to assist in the development and implementation of the festival calendar; and
  • A professional and fully funded marketing plan, promoting the entire festival calendar.

Who you are:

Community partners will fall into (at least) one of the following four priority sectors:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Art & Culture
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Sport/Health & Wellness

And may include, but are not limited to:

  • Artists and culture based businesses or outlets
  • Experienced local event organisers
  • Hospitality businesses – restaurants, hotels, cafes, markets
  • Music and entertainment venues
  • Tourist attraction venues

Events, activations and experiences may include, but are not limited to:

  • Live performances
  • Immersive experiences
  • Cultural programs and workshops
  • Culinary experiences, especially those that showcase local produce
  • Street activations
  • Food and cultural collaborations
  • Other unique offerings that specifically demonstrate or represent Kiama’s vibrant and diverse culture.

These can be things you are already doing but you wish to be part of a larger initiative within your community and to benefit from additional marketing and support.

Tiers of activity:

Partners may submit a short proposal for consideration to be part of the REVEL everyday in May festival program.  The two tiers of involvement are as follows:

  • Tier 1 – Versions of an existing event or activity, that may require full or partial support (both in kind and financial) from Destination Kiama (Kiama Municipal Council) and will be promoted as ‘featured events’ or ‘hero activations’ – providing an opportunity for the promotion of your existing event or activity. *APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED 
  • Tier 2 – New or existing events or activations that do not require financial or in kind support from Destination Kiama (Kiama Municipal Council) and seek to be included under the REVEL in May umbrella, benefiting from Destination Kiama’s marketing and communications campaign for the event. These will be referred to as ‘auxiliary events or activations’

Please reference either the Tier 1 or Tier 2 sections below, by selecting the drop down arrow, for more information on the benefits for you and your business, the support that will be provided, and some terms and conditions if you would like to join us.

Please complete the application form for either Tier 1 or Tier 2 partnership, or both if you have events that fall in to each category.

Auxiliary Event

This application is for new or existing events or activations that do not require financial nor in kind support from Destination Kiama and seek to be included under the REVEL everyday in May umbrella. Your event will be included in the event calendar and will benefit from Destination Kiama’s marketing and communications campaign for the event.

Auxiliary events will benefit from:

  • Inclusion in the festival program and accompanying professional and fully funded event marketing campaign.
  • Promotion of your existing event, business or activity.
  • Inclusion on the REVEL everyday in May website and ticketing platform.
  • Support from council staff and other experienced community event organisers with the opportunity to collaborate.
  • Working with other community members to share with the world just how talented, vibrant, cultural and committed Kiama is.

Auxiliary events will need to:

  • Align with REVEL everyday in May’s objectives * (see Callout for Proposals)
  • Provide specific event details and at least one high resolution image to be used within the REVEL everyday in May marketing campaign.
  • Celebrate and feature local artists, performers, creators and/or local produce.
  • Be held in the Kiama LGA between 26 April and 3 June 2022.

The number of auxiliary events in the REVEL everyday in May program is unlimited provided the events meet the criteria.

Fine Print

Applicants must:

  • Be a registered business, including sole traders. Political parties are ineligible to apply.
  • Hold an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • Enter into a contract with Kiama Municipal Council for the duration of the event, meaning you must have the relevant licenses, permits, insurances, COVID compliance, and approvals to run your proposed event.

We would like to see the month of May jam-packed with events, big and small. However, we request you complete the application below to demonstrate your ability to deliver an event that will deliver community appeal and potential for visitor appeal.

We will be looking for an event that:

  • Has a clear concept that is achievable and demonstrates an understanding of the objectives of the event.
  • Supports local artists, enterprises and/or supplementary local businesses.
  • Appeals to its target audience and adds to a diverse calendar of events.
  • Represents Kiama’s vibrant talent and diverse culture.
  • Stimulates the local economy and appeals to people outside of our local government area.
  • Provides a low risk of council investment.

Proposal or “opt in” Deadline

The deadline for proposals for Featured Events has now closed. Applications for participation as an auxiliary event or activity are still open.

If you have any questions please contact Destination Kiama’s Event Coordinator, Sophie Campbell on 0419 724 104 or