FAQ

What is Curating for Change: The Work that Music Festivals Do in the World?

Curating for Change: The Work that Music Festivals Do in the World is a two-part online conference on music festivals as resonant – even if at times contested – sites of activism, equity, environmental stewardship, and community-building. It brings together scholars, practitioners, artists, organizers, and patrons in the realm of music-making to reflect on the work that independent, artist-run, or boutique music festivals do in promoting vital forms of activist arts-based practices and pedagogies.

The event is co-organized by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation at the University of Guelph and the Department of History at Queen’s University, with the support of sponsors and partners from across Canada.

How much does Curating for Change: The Work that Music Festivals Do in the World cost? Do I need a ticket?

The conference is completely free. To stream the event on Zoom and participate in the Q&As, simply register via our Eventbrite page: whatmusicfestivalsdo.eventbrite.com.

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Where do I watch / How do I tune in?

Once you register via Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email. The links to access the event using Zoom will follow closer to the August and October dates. Each day will have its own separate link.

Please note that the films scheduled on August 27 and 28 will be presented at The Bookshelf. Admission is free. No need to reserve tickets. Join us there, in person, if you are in Guelph.

Note also that the August 26 keynote by Patricia Nicholson and William Parker is co-hosted by IF 2022, a music festival presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Join us here on August 26 (7 p.m. EDT) to listen to the keynote and watch IF 2022.

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How can I help spread the word about the conference?

We would be thrilled if you could help us tell others about this conference that we are organizing. Feel free to share our poster (PDF or PNG) and social media images (square or rectangle). Thank you!

P.S. Find and/or contribute to the conversation using the following hashtag: #whatmusicfestivalsdo

Who do I contact if I have a question?

General inquiries can be sent to info@whatmusicfestivalsdo.ca.