Andy Field & Deborah Pearson (Edinburgh, Scotland), with local guests
1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Forest Fringe is an UK artist-led organization, co-directed by Andy Field and Deborah Pearson, supporting the work of a diverse community of writers, theatre makers, musicians, dancers and live artists. Started in 2007 as an alternative, artist-driven platform amidst the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Forest Fringe has used its adventurous and award-winning programs to explore what a festival is and what it could be. What is the relationship to art-making and curation? How has the growth and development of artist-driven networks over the past decade changed performing arts infrastructures for dissemination? What if we committed to developing, rather than performing, work? In this discussion, panelists contend with these questions while musing about the future.