Motus Mori Institute in the New York Times

"Our Bodies are the Archive"

November 2022

We’re so happy to share this beautiful New York Times feature about Katja Heitmann and her extraordinary project, Motus Mori Institute – an archive of human movement, collected through movement-interviews, preserved through the act of passing on and shared in the form of rituals and celebrations. Art of Festivals is brokering new collaborations with international partners to bring this project to many more cities.

Toolbox International: Creative Producer Leadership Training

Power-with: The Art of Collaboration

November 2022

We’re starting a new collaboration with 101 Outdoor Arts, ArtsAgenda and European networks for art in public space with a leadership development session designed for Toolbox International 2022 cohort.

SPARC Symposium: Together Again

Co-designing Frameworks for Dialogue

October 2022

Art of Festivals was invited by Réseau SPARC Network (Supporting Performing Arts in Rural & Remote Communities) to facilitate peer-to-peer sessions and present a new interactive workshop to develop collaborative competencies for their 2022 Symposium in Prince Edward County, ON.

Canadian delegation at IETM Belgrade

Building Community through Shared Experiences

October 2022

As a proud member of IETM since 2020, we’re delighted to take a delegation of Canadian arts leaders to the next Plenary Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia (29 September-2 October).

On the Road: European Performing Arts Fairs

Networking with Peers across Disciplines

September 2022

Art of Festivals hits the road this autumn to represent artists and weave networks at Tanzmesse (Düsseldorf, DE, 1-3 September) and FiraTàrrega (Catalonia, SP, 8-11 September).

Transplanting Practice in Regina, SK

Knowledge-to-Action Workshop for Orchestra Players & Managers

August 2022

Art of Festivals is heading west to deliver a workshop co-designed with Kelly Hill from Hill Strategies at the Organization of Canadian Symphony Musicians (OCSM) + Orchestras Canada (OC) Western Orchestras Regional Meeting and Learning Sessions, 8-9 August, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Growing Audiences: Contemporary Jazz in the North of England

Reflection Sessions for Presenters

June 2022

Art of Festivals is invited to contribute to the Northern Jazz Promoters Internship programme with a 2-part workshop on Growing Audiences, a dialogue space for music presenters who want to reconnect art & society.

Future Arts Centre

A Serious Game to Imagine the Arts Centre of Tomorrow

May 2022

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.

FLeX Spotlight Sessions

Collaborating with Peers, Artists & Society

April 2022

Recordings from the three Spotlight sessions on Collaborating with Peers, Collaborating with Artists and Collaborating with Society are available on the WorkInCulture’s website.

mjf hothouse 2022

Mentoring the Next Generation of Northern Improvisers

March 2022

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 Expert Chat

A Dialogue on Thriving as an Independent Creative Practitioner

February 2022

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.

State of Emergence

Interactive Facilitation and Reflection Cycle

January 2022

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

A Creative Evaluation Tool for Events and Performances

December 2021

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.

IETM Girona 2021

New Funding Schemes and Cultural Policies Programme Facilitation

November 2021

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.

HowlRound

Special feature on Creative Producers: Insights from ICP & CIPA

October 2021

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.

International Creative Producers

Peer Learning Experiment Digital Archive

March 2021

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.