The Art of Gathering: What’s the Future of Festivals?

Renata Bryant

With a diversity of new festivals popping up, often curated by and centering historically underserved communities, what lessons can be passed on from seasoned festivals with institutional knowledge to share? As large, corporate festivals seem to increasingly grow away from their modest roots, what role do smaller festivals play in helping support artistic ecosystems? This conversation, moderated by Julie Chang Schulman, includes Cody Choi of So Dreamy Fest, Kelli Faryar of Waterfront Park Seattle, and Cesar Maldonado of Mediums Collective, and Renata Bryant of Taking B(l)ack Pride.