A Multicultural Celebration Inc.
The objective of FESTURI is to promote the Sunshine Coast as an inclusive community where cultural diversity is valued and celebrated through a festival event which:
fosters community education and cohesion
increases the local population’s knowledge and appreciation of the culturally diverse communities on the Sunshine Coast and their contribution to community life
showcases the talents of culturally and linguistically diverse artists
develops international, national and regional opportunities through sustainable partnerships which promote multiculturalism
showcases the achievements of Sunshine Coast students who study languages other than English
invites and encourages active participation of local people from culturally diverse backgrounds in the event.
Our not for profit organisation works collaboratively with local community to:
Encourage the participation of the whole community in celebrating and valuing the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Sunshine Coast.
Our Annual multicultural festival aims to provide opportunities for local multicultural artists, performers, stallholders, buskers, workshop presenters, government and community groups to showcase their activities, products and services.
History of FESTURI
FESTURI began in 1999 and has been delivered annually since; progressing from a concert-type program featuring song and dance from many different cultures, to an extremely high quality week long festival which encompasses a broad range of activities featuring local and international performers. The name "FESTURI" is not a "real" word. It is a hybrid of common elements of the words for festival or celebration from a number of different languages. The languages used to make this word were those of students from the Sunshine Coast Intensive English Unit in 1999 – the first year this event was staged. It is always written in capital letters.
FESTURI event management team has progressed over the years; starting from a community-based committee consisting of members of the NESB (Non English Speaking Background) Parents’ Support Group, teachers from Nambour schools and representatives of a number of different Sunshine Coast multicultural organizations, to an Incorporated Non-Profit Organisation - established in 2004, to reflect the move to combine with another multicultural event, the Multicultural Extravaganza, to stage a weekend long event at the University of the Sunshine Coast. This amalgamation gave rise to FESTURI 2004 a multicultural celebration attended by more than 10,000 people which, under its new name, continues to be a premier multicultural event for the Sunshine Coast and broader south east Queensland region.
In 2006-7, the festival was expanded to include a more comprehensive Workshop Programs with more multicultural games, music and song, art, craft and interactive installations, inviting more visitor participation than in previous years, as well as developing a pilot Storytelling Tent and Sister Cities involvement.
FESTURI is a Non-Profit Organisation established in 2004
All incorporated not-for-profit organisations must by law have a constitution (also sometimes known as their rules, or articles of incorporation, or articles of association).
FESTURI Model Rules
The basic form of the constitution of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation is generally drawn from the Model Rules attached as regulations to the Associations Incorporation Act in each state.
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