Fancy yourself as the next creative producer of the Fringe event at next year’s National Multicultural Festival? Then it’s time to throw your hat in the ring. The ACT Government is expected to announce today that it is opening up a expressions of interest process to find a curator for the event.

ACT Arts Minister Joy Burch said $20,000 would be available in financial support from artsACT. Infrastructure and promotional support from Multicultural Festival organisers is also on the cards for the Fringe event.

‘‘The Multicultural Festival is the biggest event in Canberra’s CBD and the return of a Fringe event to run alongside it is something which the community has resoundingly supported,’’ she said.

‘‘We are seeking enthusiastic artists with experience and passion for performance arts and with a vision that will make an impression on Canberra audiences.’’

The Fringe event will run over the afternoon and evening of Saturday, February 9,  2013.

It is expected to be staged in the Canberra CBD but not necessarily the same precinct as the Multicultural Festival. The Expressions of Interest period will close on November 12, and the successful applicant will be announced within four weeks. For details go to: www.arts.act.gov.au