The Art of Gathering: What’s the Future of Festivals?
The Art of Gathering: What’s the Future of Festivals? | Renata Bryant, Kelli Faryar, Carolyn Hitt, Roger Maldonado, Julie Chang Shulman
With a diversity of new festivals popping up, often curated by and centering historically underserved communities, what lessons can be passed on from seasoned festivals with institutional knowledge to share? As large, corporate festivals seem to increasingly grow away from their modest roots, what role do smaller festivals play in helping support artistic ecosystems? Guided by these questions, this in-person conversation moderated by Julie Chang Schulman, included Kelli Faryar of Waterfront Park Seattle, Carolyn Hitt of On the Block, and Cesar Maldonado of Mediums Collective, and Renata Bryant of Taking B(l)ack Pride.