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The year is 1987. Bob Hawke is Prime Minister. The first and only female Lord Mayor Sallyanne Atkinson is in power. At 10.42am on February 23, 1987, the first mobile phone call was made. You would have been dancing to Kylie Minogue’s first single “Locomotion” or the new INXS album “Kick”. This was against this backdrop that Backbone had its humble beginning at the Hale Street home of La Boite Theatre.

This October we celebrate Backbone’s 30th Birthday by reflecting on the past, embrace the youth arts organisation it is today and imagining the future across a month long festival at the East Brisbane Bowls Club.

The year is 2047. An age of self-generation, chip implantation and artificial intelligence. The world where information is multisensory. This is the point where we start our exploration as we reimagine the space into the futuristic world of tomorrow.

We are currently searching for artists aged 10 – 25 working across all art forms to collaborate on an installation that envisages a future 30 years from now. So all you Musicians, Performers, Filmmakers, Media Artists, Animators, Dancers, Singers, Visual artists, Concept works, VR Enthusiasts. We want you!

FUTURE30 weekend of the Backbone Festival is from 27 – 28 October 2017

Just fill in the registration form below and we will be in touch! Submissions close 26th of August 2017