The Freedom Exchange- performing arts festival for human rights
Posted Nov 21 2008 10:04am
I was recently told about a new performing arts festival to be held in Ontario, Canada in 2009. The Freedom Exchange is a new event that was "born out of intolerance for injustice and a desire for change" and "aim[s] to support non-profit organizations that are also confronting these issues".
This is a project that I'm very excited about which will be presented for the first time in 2009. It's a festival that's dedicated to bringing together socially conscious artists as well as the general community to raise awareness and create dialogue for various human rights issues. All the pieces that will be presented will have a relevant story and message. There will also be guest speakers from various organizations. The event is at an inception stage at the moment, but feel free to check our page for updates as the project develops over the course of the next few months. I hope to make this an annual event, especially because there's nothing like it in Toronto at the moment. We hope that it will be received well, so we can use all the help possible in generating interest and getting support from the community.
Artists interested in participating in the 2009 festival can email TFE at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application packet.