The challenges facing America are immense... and the solutions will involve art.
MicroFest USA: Revitalize, Reconnect, Renew was a look at America and the role that art and artists play in creating healthy, vibrant communities. Part festival, part think-tank, the MicroFests galvanized local and national artists/activists/thinkers around placemaking efforts, while creating opportunities for learning exchange and inspiring new models across the United States.
The goals of MicroFest USA were to:
NET partnered with Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts that works to make the arts an integral part of solutions to the challenges of communities.
Jun 13-18, 2013
New Orleans, LA
Jan 17-20, 2013
Harlan, KY/Knoxville, TN
Oct 25-28, 2012
Aug 17-19, 2012
One Festival - 3 Cities. From October 2010 through February 2011, NET hosted a Micro-Festival in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Designed to build a national conversation in the ensemble theatre field around aesthetics, culture, and the ways ensembles create new work that defies traditional theatre practices and forms, these 2 and half-day “Micro-Fests” were a combination of performances and performance responses, catalyst conversations, master classes, and intentional conversations to provoke a deeper dialogue around the theme of each festival. We’re witnessing an evolution within the theater field: a shift towards Ensemble.
Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Philadelphia, PA
Files:INQUIRING – A Quest to Know