Under the Performing Arts Category the following events have been identified as paticipatory events during the Festival.
- Traditional Dances
- Contemporary Dances
- Traditional and contemporary Music/ bands
- Drama / Theatre
- Oratory & Story Telling
Most dance and music performances will held at out-door venues, with the provision of stage, sound and lighting systems.
The main out-door performance venues will be at the Festival Village Grounds, King George VI School fields, Lawson Tama (Opening & Closing Ceremonies), and the Town Ground Rugby Stadium.
The Performing Arts Sub-Committee will be waiting for countries to be specific about certain stage requirements that they will need the host country to provide, otherwise, basic stage equipment will be provided for all stage performances.
Countries will also need to checkfor specific requirements for certain performance categories, (e.g Jam House, live music concert) along with quarantine and Fumigation matters regarding costumes (traditional) and props for performances.
Drama/ Theatre performances will be held in-door with two venues identified at the Honiara Multi-purpose Hall and the New In-door Auditorium at the National Museum Compound.
Oratory and story-telling, can be part of theatre performances, symposiums & workshops or simply being part of participants 'free interaction periods' with a much more casual approach.
A complete set links to applications forms and information for performers will be placed here soon.
Literary Arts is one of the components under the Creative Arts Category of activities for the Festival of Pacific Arts in 2012. This includes the following activities:
- Poetry (Indigenous and foreign language)
- Short stories & Novels (Based on Pacific Island themes)
- Non-fiction (documentaries, biographies,journals etc)
- Stage, radio and film scripts from Pacific writers
Most of these are in-door venues activities which are planned to be allocated designated venues apart from the main festival village. Venues are yet to be confirmed.
The National Organising Committee will be informing countries in due course on issues of copyright and Intellectual Property, as well as information on specific materials that may be displayed or read publicly.