Fremantle International Street Arts Festival 2017 was our biggest one yet.

Some fact and figures just released show that this year’s Fremantle International Street Arts Festival was our most successful year to date in terms of audience engagement, quality of programming and economic benefit:

  • The 2017 Fremantle International Street Arts Festival (FISAF) had an estimated attendance of 150,000 people (up from 110,000 in 2016).
  • It was the busiest Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Fremantle since the City of Fremantle ‘s Economic Development and Marketing team have been keeping records.
  • Audience comprised 6% overseas, 6% interstate, 7% regional, 47% Perth, 34% Fremantle and surrounding suburbs.
  • Over 25 Fremantle businesses extended into the street closure (either with extended trading areas, extended liquor license areas or market stalls). Fremantle International Street Arts Festival collaborated with the Fremantle Business Improvement District (BID) to deliver the West End Weekender which included market stalls, an Easter food market and entertainment.
  • The State Government Culture Counts survey results show average spend was $73 per person, with an estimated $7,000,000 + going in to the local economy.
  • Over 150 individual performances took place over the five days with acts coming from Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Lithuania, Japan, Belgium, Spain, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Sweden.
  • 760 people attended Opening Night in the beautiful grounds of Fremantle Arts Centre and 210 people attended a ticketed cabaret event on Sunday night in the Town Hall.

Well done to all involved!

 

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