Report to the Community 2014 - Page 5

OUR PURPOSE OUR AMBITION Presenting an internationally acclaimed arts festival that connects the highest calibre of local, national and international artists and audiences to experience the best of the contemporary arts and to make a unique contribution to the cultural life of Melbourne. The 2014 Melbourne Festival program was a hybrid of cross-disciplinary ventures. JOSEPHINE RIDGE – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JEFF MILLS & THE MELBOURNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA | PHOTO: DAVID HARRIS Sharing extraordinary arts experiences that stimulate and celebrate our creativity, deepen our understanding of the human spirit, and strengthen and enrich our communities. 5