How to Apply - Ikebana Artists

Wa Ikebana Exhibition 2024

Exhibitor - How to Apply

Please join our exhibition. If you have learned Ikebana for more than one year, we welcome you as an exhibitor regardless of your school. We welcome interstate and international exhibitors as well.

It is recommended that you apply as soon as possible. Once all available spaces have been filled, no further applications will be accepted.

When to Apply

1 June to 10 August 2024: Qualified ikebana teachers (international & interstate exhibitors)

1 July to 10 August 2024: Ikebana practitioners with more than one year of training (international & interstate exhibitors)

1 July to 10 August 2024: Local ikebana teachers & students. Local Ikebana teachers (based in Victoria, Australia) are welcome to join with their students. We accept students with limited training on the condition that they will be supervised by their teacher. Wa was originally designed to help Ikebana students who don't have opportunities to exhibit their works.  

Exhibitor Fees

Please note that our fees are non-refundable. Check our Exhibitor Guidelines for the details of the space. 

Standard space - table ($45)

Standard space - floor ($45)

Large space - table ($90)

Large space - floor ($90)

How to Apply

1. Read our Exhibitor Guideline, About & FAQ.

2. Decide whether you would like your exhibit to be considered for the Wa Ikebana Award Competition. Also, decide whether you would like to apply for a Demo Presenter and Bridal Bouquet Competition. See the Award page & Special Events page.

3. If you apply as a student, please send us ( the following (a) with your Expression of Interest (EOI). If you are qualified as an Ikebana teacher, you don't need this.    

a. Ask your teacher to write a short recommendation. This can be an email with your teacher's contact details. We would like to hear from your teacher that you have studied Ikebana for more than one year, normally more than 20 sessions.

4. To submit your Expression of Interest (EOI), please submit a form or email us at In your email, kindly include the following details:

a. Your full name

b. Email address

c. Ikebana School affiliation

d. Title or grade within your Ikebana School

e. Link to your website, Facebook, Instagram, or attach two images of your recent works (each image under 0.5 Megabytes)

f. Your design plan for the Wa Ikebana exhibition, following the Exhibitor Guidelines provided.

5. Your EOI will be reviewed by our committee within 7 days. If your submission is successful and exhibition space is available, you will receive a confirmation email from us. 

Please don't submit the application form until you get this email. We look forward to receiving your submission.

6. Submit your application form below by the deadline.  
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Our application form asks you to pay your exhibitor fee.

We may publish your bio and links to your websites on our website and Facebook. If you don't want us to publish your information, please leave the bio & website section blank in your application.

7. You will receive a confirmation email from us after your payment. 

8. Please follow Wa: Melbourne Ikebana Festival by liking Wa: Ikebana Facebook. All important updates will be posted on this website and Facebook.

9. See you at the exhibition site on the setting up day. 

All the exhibitors should participate in setting up, dismantling and cleaning unless there are special circumstances. 

Your help would make it possible for many ikebana friends to join this ikebana festival at a reasonable price. Also, you could greatly support our friendly and hard-working volunteer team. Thank you!