Reimagining Creative Futures
With Carmel Farahbakhsh
You’re invited to a facilitated conversation about the political roots of Fringe theatre, utilizing creative works as liberatory tools, and creative sector responsibility to act as agents of change in response to current global outcries against injustice. We will discuss ways to move from tokenism to relationships of mutuality and trust, examine tangible ways to redistribute organisational power and further uplift and platform historically marginalized stories/ experiences, and reimagine potential futures of Halifax Fringe.
Carmel Farahbakhsh (they/them) is a community worker/ educator, experimental violinist, and arts maker. They have collaborated on The Khyber Centre For The Arts board for three years, and are enjoying their new position as co-director of local music festival EVERYSEEKER. They recently transitioned from a five-year term coordinating South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre to working as the executive director at The Youth Project, seeing a direct link between this community work and access to creative spaces/ arts community. Carmel also actively collaborates with local initiatives with the aim to create wider 2SQTBIPOC support systems locally.
(Photo by Wren Tian-Morris)
Friday September 25th 5PM to 6:30pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and get your zoom link!