18 / 02 / 17 7pm - 7am #Whitenightmelb

Expressions of Interest for Installation, Visual Art, Lighting, AV, Projection, Music and Performance have now closed.

Expressions of interest for Buskers, Cafes, Restaurants, Food Trucks, Venues, Galleries and other “Out of the Box” are now open.

The event transforms the impossible into the possible through installation, lighting, exhibitions, street performances, film, music, dance and interactive events taking place in the streets and laneways, parklands, public spaces and cultural institutions of Melbourne.

At White Night Melbourne, you can expect the unexpected. It’s a night to plan not to have any plans and to get in touch with the intangible.

Creative Theme

David Atkins Enterprises (DAE) has been appointed by Visit Victoria to produce White Night Melbourne 2017 and has now completed its first Expression of Interest process. DAE is now seeking Expressions of Interest from traders, venues and buskers who want to engage and make a coordinated and meaningful contribution to the event. We also want to hear from anyone who has an 'Out of the Box' idea. When developing and/or submitting your idea you are invited to consider the Creative Theme for 2017:

"Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is gone, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This Creative Theme is underpinned by the four creative pillars: Inclusion, Accessibility, Engagement and Innovation - which when combined with the quote above, will be used to determine the suitability of all Expressions of Interest submissions.


Inclusive for all types of audiences - everyone should be able to experience and enjoy the event.


Accessible from both a practical and creative perspective, audiences need to be able to travel through White Night with confidence and in comfort. All artistic works/performances, businesses and venues should be accessible in terms of visual access and subject matter.


Artistic works/performances, traders and venues should engage the audience emotionally and experientially, capture their attention and solicit responses from them.


Artistic works/performances, traders and venues need to break conventions, be innovative and original.

White Night should challenge perceptions, it should captivate and motivate, incite and inspire. It should be uplifting and exhausting. It should ignite the senses and lift the spirit.

The Process

White Night Melbourne EOI launched and active 31st August 2016
EOI submissions close 28th September 2016
Applicants contacted October 2016

Select your area of interest

For further enquiries please email: info@DAEwhitenight.com