What is Dionysus?

Dionysus designs and manages cultural events.  We also provide advice and strategies for high-impact organisations to support Canberra’s cultural fabric and the development of a unique cultural identity. The objective is a more intimate city with expanded cultural horizons. The city is hungry for more artistic initiatives. We know ­– we have run thousands over the last decade.

A handful of significant clients – Molonglo Group, Art, Not Apart festival, Australian National University (ANU) and Australian Dance Party – engage us to run over 500 activations per year, plus planning and advisory roles to develop culturally-relevant places. We raise the profile and value of our clients’ projects, and in turn, they allow us to practice contemporary philosophy to build better communities. This also supports continuing research into cultural philosophy and showcases independent initiatives beyond the horizon of a simple events company.

As the business grows, more work goes into the research of cultural development. This emerging field encompasses placemaking, activation, the creation of shared meaning and supporting organic cultural movements towards a unique and people-centred city.