Closed Space Feedback Session for BIPOC Communities

Closed Space Feedback Session for BIPOC Communities

The Halifax Fringe Festival turns 30 this year. The pandemic has offered us a forced pause on our typical programming and current realities of global outcries against injustice through the leadership of Black Lives Matter, Indigenous Sovereignty, and disability justice movements have further reaffirmed our organizational need to grow and welcome structural change. 

We want to critically look at our history, thoughtfully take stock in our actions, and make tangible commitments towards a stronger, more representative, and further inclusionary Fringe community and local creative sector.  

We especially want to make sure that we include the perspectives of deaf and disabled artists and BIPOC artists in the shaping of that future. If you are a theatre/performance artist, identify as a member of these communities and wish to participate in these feedback sessions, please register in advance to the session you’d like to attend. There are a limited number of spaces in each Zoom meeting. Each participant will be paid $75 for their time and feedback. Each closed space session will have a facilitator belonging to their community and not affiliated with The Halifax Fringe.  

Closed Space Feedback Session for BIPOC artists Facilitated By: Kate MacDonald 

Kate Macdonald was born and raised in Halifax, NS. Kate is proudly African Nova Scotian. She studied Performance Acting at Ryerson University in Toronto, ON. At the end of 2016 with the political climate swiftly changing around her (en election of a new president) she knew her reaction had to be radical. Out of this desire to make a change she Founded and Co Created The Magic Project. Which focuses on bringing marginalized brilliance to the forefront of social media using the arts. Kate is also a Community Facilitator and Youth Programmer. She hopes to continue creating workshops, holding space for community discussions and empowering youth through celebration. Recently, Kate, Trayvone Clayton & DeRico Symonds created an African Nova Scotian community based, youth-led initiative called The Game Changers. After a year of working together in advocacy, activism, and community they decided to collaborate officially. Kate currently works as the RISE Halifax Project Coordinator for the organization Apathy is Boring.

Thursday October 1st 5pm to 6:30pm

To register email social@halifaxfringe.ca

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