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PANEL | Future Festivals: Forging new horizons

PANEL | Future Festivals: Forging new horizons
PANEL | Future Festivals: Forging new horizons

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
11:00 am_12:00 pm

Les 7 Doigts de la main


(taxes and fees included)

The aftermath of this crisis has been abrupt, revealing the fragility of our structures and our teams' fatigue,"" stated an open letter published by 16 Montréal festivals including MUTEK in February 2023. Festivals both in Canada and abroad struggle with similar questions of financial resilience, staffing capacities, accessibility to and inclusivity of communities, as well as sustainability in the wake of the present climate crisis. In addressing these challenges, MUTEK together with four Canadian and two international partners launched the Future Festivals think tank in March 2023. Following Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson’s opening provocation, the panel invites Naomi Johnson, Executive Director of imagineNative, New Now Festival’s Jasmin Grimm, Festival TransAmériques (FTA)’s David Lavoie and MUTEK's Maurice Jones, for a call to action on not only how to rethink the future of festivals but more importantly how to build it together.

The main Forum Room activities in English will be simultaneously transcribed live by the artificial intelligence application (this concerns panels, presentations, Q&A and keynotes) for any attendees who will benefit from this accessibility feature.
Those wishing to access this feature will find the session link at the beginning of each content in the MUTEK Forum application.
This is a beta service, we cannot guarantee 100% accurate transcription.

Presented as part of the Future Festivals initiative, in collaboration with ImagineNative, Mois Multi, New Now Festival, New Forms Media Society, MUTEK.MX, send + receive and HOLO.
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