Free to download or play online, Future Arts Centre is a digital simulation of a multidisciplinary venue over several management cycles, imagined and produced by the Embassy of France in Canada with strategic production advice from Art of Festivals.
Recordings from the three Spotlight sessions on Collaborating with Peers, Collaborating with Artists and Collaborating with Society are available on the WorkInCulture’s website.
Art of Festivals is invited as a mentor as part of *hothouse*, manchester jazz festival’s talent development scheme for emerging jazz & improvised music artists in the North of England.
SPARC - Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities (Ontario, Canada) commissions a conversation with Mark Robinson (Thinking Practice), Rachel Marks (Relaxed Performance consultant) & Fanny Martin (Art of Festivals) to share insights on thriving as an independent arts consultant, tools and tactics for creative resilience, sporks, poetry and career cycles.
Art of Festivals publishes the interactive version of State of Emergence - a metaphorical pattern developed to support individual reflection and team facilitation - as a culmination of an action-research project funded by Canada Council for the Arts.
Orchestras Canada commissions Art of Festivals to share insights and tips on evaluation that can be carried out by staff, volunteers and board members to increase their understanding of their audience feelings, needs and desires.
Art of Festivals’ Creative Director Fanny Martin is invited by international contemporary performing arts network IETM to facilitate the Funding & Policy strand of the Girona (Spain) Satellite meeting.
In this essay on Mentorship, Empowerment and Cultural Equity as Ingredients to Build Community, CIPA fellow member and Art of Festivals collaborator Carlos Diaz Stoop highlights the key principles at play in peer-led collectives and networks such as ICP to cultivate professional communities outside institutional boundaries.
How do we build a peer network through co-learning and collective decision-making? Led by 5 Creative Producers, the ICP: Learning Collective experiment unfolded from September 2020 to February 2021 to co-create ground rules and a manifesto, share a budget for guest advisors and digital literacy courses, produce a community celebration and share insights in a series of dispatches.