Call of the Running Tide Environmental Sculpture and Multimedia Festival is a biennial arts festival located in the Port Douglas area. Its aim is to respond to local, regional and global environmental issues.
Jill Chism, a local, nationally renowned, Environmental and Public Art practitioner, initated the concept in 2017. Call of the Running Tide (CRT) supports the region’s significant history of environmental activism.
A small and committed team of artists through Port Douglas Artists developed CRT. Rosey Cummings Co-Ordinator and Jill Chism Curator lead the team and brought the CRT concept into fruition in September 2019 with the Inaugural CRT Festival.
Funding was obtained through several arts organisations and grant bodies. Douglas Shire council made significant in kind and monetary contributions.
Partnerships with local Environmental Groups and Tourism organisations were also developed because of their relevance to the issues and their community connections.