An innovative new collaboration will mark the return of the South West's Emergence Creative Festival, which lands in the region in March.
Network agencies thebox, EUSO Digital, bureau42 and Panda Candy have teamed up to give the festival a fresh look and feel, inspired by the 2024 theme, 'It's Time to Make Space.'
The dynamic partnership sees Busselton creative agency thebox take the lead in reimagining the Emergence Creative brand and style, while EUSO Digital has been hard at work developing a brand-new festival website.
bureau42 is leveraging its digital media expertise to enhance the festival's digital presence, while organisers said the specifics of Panda Candy's role are still under wraps.
Scott Robinson, founder of thebox and EUSO Digital, and co-founder of bureau42 and Panda Candy, is a central figure in the partnership.
"It felt like a natural fit from every part of our Network - to find a unique way to ensure that we could pull together and use our combined skills while tapping into the local network," Robinson said.
The partners said they were committed to actively contributing content and injecting their creative spirit into the festival, having forged relationships at at past Emergence Creative Festivals.
It was at those festivals that cofounder of bureau42, Jon Ricciardone, and Panda Candy's Glenn Sarangapany, connected with Scott Robinson, eventually leading to the creation of both businesses.
Dune Haggar, thebox designer behind the new Emergence brand, also forged his connection with Scott at Emergence, leading to a partnership that has spanned almost a decade.
Festival Director Anita Pettit said the festival would return with renewed purpose.
"After a five-year break, Emergence is all set for an exciting comeback, refreshed by these new partnerships and a shared vision for its future," Anita said.
"Our combined efforts have been key in giving the festival a new energy and direction."
Festival Chair Mat Lewis said the collaboration between the agencies "captures what Emergence is all about - a hub for creative partnerships and surprise connections".
"It's awesome to see our collective creativity take shape and we can't wait to see it all come to life," Mat said.
Known for it's anti-conference format, and promising a diverse range of keynote sessions, immersive workshops, pop-up installations, and satellite events, the festival is set to run from March 19 to 22,
Early Bird Tickets are now available, to purchase and for all festival info visit emergencecreative.com