About Streets Alive
Streets Alive is a public arts program created by Interweave Arts working with young people, the young at heart, individuals experiencing disability and Aboriginal and migrant communities to bring art to the city streets and public spaces of Launceston.
Since first being presented as the Streets Alive Youth Arts Festival in 1999, the program has evolved to expand beyond youth to a wider community focus with a strong commitment to inclusivity and community cultural development principles. Streets Alive festivals have become part of the social and cultural fabric of the Launceston region.
Over the years Streets Alive festivals, art trails and other associated events have involved tens of thousands of young people and other community members working with artists from Tasmania, interstate and overseas, expanding their skills through an extraordinary array of arts projects.
The Streets Alive 2013 Urban Arts Trail featured over thirty art installations, exhibitions, interactive art projects and public events that linked Royal Park to Princes Square in Launceston. As part of this Trail nationally recognised community artists, professional Tasmanian artists, community development workers and designers worked with a broad range of community and school groups to transform the city and celebrate the end of winter.
Previous key projects under the Streets Alive banner have included the Paste Your Face public art installation, Meet the Street, Junky to Funky arts trail, Monster Makers and Eat the Street with students from Mowbray Heights and Access Arts Trail.
Streets Alive Festival was held in conjunction with Junction 2010 for the Regional Arts Australia National Conference and was voted amongst the top three most engaging events in the Junction Arts Festival. 2010 also witnessed the permanent siting of our public sculptures the STOP Talking Rubbish Bin and Dinosaur Chair outside our Studio and the Labyrinth above the children’s playground in Launceston’s City Park.