The Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture (AILA) has announced Australia’s first ever festival celebrating the contributions of landscape architects to the natural and built environments.

The Festival of Landscape Architecture is set to take place in Brisbane from 16-19 October 2014, and designed to engage the industry, students, government and the public by exploring the role and benefits of landscape architecture in communities.

It will feature a diverse range of events, including the National Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, Education & Research Summit, as well as tours and other fringe activities.

“This is a unique and exciting opportunity for AILA and the profession to facilitate valuable exchanges between local and international practitioners; between speakers and delegates; between practice, industry, education, the public and authorities; and between Australia and the world,” says AILA’s national president, Mark Frisby.

To steer the direction of the festival, AILA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals, practices, schools of landscape architecture or collaborative teams for the role of Creative Director.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development of the theme and content of the festival, including speaker selection and branding. It will work closely with the AILA.

Submissions for the role of Creative Director are due by 5pm, Wednesday 5 March 2014. For full details, visit 2014 Festival of Landscape Architecture: Call for Creative Director.