The George Town Festival (GTF) is an annual festival held in Penang’s capital, George Town, in honour of the city’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The Festival aims to promote arts, culture and heritage in Penang. The annual GTF is endorsed by the Penang State Government with the full support by the City Council of Penang Island, George Town World Heritage Incorporated and Penang Global Tourism in celebration of local and international works of art.
GTF also serves as a leading art platform in the region for local and international artists to connect, granting them the opportunity to collaborate and to bolster the local and international art communities. The Festival is committed to promoting the beauty of arts, culture and heritage to all as a not-to-be-missed major arts event.