What is a Fun Palace?
Fun Palaces are about creating and making together. Fun Palaces are spaces where communities come together and offer people of all ages the chance to try their hands at the arts and sciences for free. They are as much about getting together to do something in your community, as they are about what ends up happening on the weekend itself.
The motto of these community devised and delivered events is: Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist.
You can make or join a Fun Palace that suits your community best. Play, experiments, stories and discovery, high art and hard science are as welcome as fun and games. Each Fun Palace is unique, self-generating, self-supporting, and local. Some may just be moments, some may take over venues for the whole weekend. “They are about fun and learning, participating and making together. They are a space where arts and sciences meet, working alongside, or working together. What your Fun Palace looks like is up to you, your community, your budget and your imagination.”
Fun Palaces take place around the world on the first weekend of every October. State Library of Queensland is proud to host and support libraries and communities in running Fun Palaces.
Why should libraries get involved?
Listen and watch SLQ’s Creative-in-Residence Matt Finch talk with Deb Miles (Executive Manager, Regional Partnerships, SLQ), about this October's statewide Fun Palaces events.