What good is all the art of our works of art if we lose that higher art, the art of festivals? – F. Nietzsche
Art of Festivals is a collaborative ‘think & do’ platform working to create change from within. We are guided by our festival ethos to co-produce ambitious and transformative cultural projects that activate networks, enable dialogue and create artistic & social value.
We bring an experimental learning-loop approach to all our projects, constantly moving between theory and practice, infusing play and design thinking into our collaborations, turning events into transformative moments and building co-creation frameworks where people and ideas can thrive.
From our home base in Toronto, Canada, we work with a group of core Creative Associates and an international network of artists & experts to assemble bespoke project teams. From this large pool of trusted collaborators, we draw expertise in festivals, performing arts, visual arts, media arts, outdoor arts, public art; commissioning processes, participatory frameworks, community-engaged practices; Indigenous learning, social model of disability and mental health; policy, governance, government relations and institutional partnerships.