28 AUGUST, 2020 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM | Closed group discussion _________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVAL CONNECTIONS
An Annual Programme of Expertise, Knowledge, and Networking between India and the UK. Pause and Observe: Temperature Check of Cultural Festivals __________________________________________________________________________________
In the eighth and final Festival Connections session for the season, we opened the floor to discuss festivals in a safe space with peers and other experts from the sector. The session was opened by Rashmi Dhanwani, the moderator for the evening by presenting some insights from the sector study conducted by the Festival Connections team. It gave the audience a peek into the current planning cycles of their fellow festival organisers, the models they are pursuing to make happen their festivals and some other critical reference points.
Further to which, the participants were dived into three groups based on their genre of their festivals, namely, Visual Arts, Performance Arts and Literary Arts. The session was designed to encourage a peer sharing and co-solving approach through three exercises of 15 minutes each which the participants completed with their respective group mates. After the breakout session, the participants from the various groups came back together for an open Q&A discussion where they each collectively raised and answered questions.