Upcoming Events

The Art of Mass Gatherings at Surfalorus Film Festival

Tuesday, 20 September 2022
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nags Head, NC

Hosted at the Surfalorus Film Festival and ESA Easterns Surfing Championships in Nags Head, NC. Produced in partnership with the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and local partners.

Electrical Safety & Sustainability for Events

Wednesday, 21 September 2022
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Nags Head, NC

A workshop presented by nationally recognized electrics trainer and author Richard Cadena. Produced in partnership with the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and local partners.

Past Events

View past event details and recordings for mass gatherings, event modifications, and virtualizations.

The Art of Mass Gatherings in Santa Barbara
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 12:30 – 5:30pm

Hosted at the I Madonnari Street Painting Festival in Santa Barbara, CA, in partnership with Children’s Creative Project, the Santa Barbara County Education Office, and local partners.

The Art of Mass Gatherings in Kansas City
Sunday, 22 May 2022, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Hosted at the Kansas City Folk Festival and Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO, in partnership with the Kansas City Folk Festival and Folk Alliance International, with the support of Performing Arts Readiness

The Art of Mass Gatherings at the North Carolina Folk Festival
Friday, 10 September 2021, 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Hosted at the North Carolina Folk Festival in Greensboro, NC. Produced in partnership with the North Carolina Folk Festival and Folk Alliance International, with the support of Performing Arts Readiness and local partners.

Creative Resilience: The Art of Mass Gatherings in Northern Virginia
3-4 October, 2021

Hosted at MPA Art Fest in McLean, VA, in partnership with Arts Fairfax, McLean Project for the Arts, and the McLean Community Center with the support of Performing Arts Readiness.

The Art of Modified Gatherings
December 16, 2020 | 2:00pm-3:30pm EST

The performing arts sector is encountering an unprecedented challenge for hosting in-person events safely during this global pandemic, countless wildfires, and a struggling economy. Fortunately, this presents an opportunity for artists to employ their creativity and ingenuity to develop new types of shared experiences. This webinar will begin with a framework to help guide decision makers to either modify or virtualize their gatherings using case studies from Denver’s 5 Points Jazz Festival (May 2020) and Alabama’s Women in Jazz Festival (September 2020).

On December 16, we will have two special guests, Owen Trujillo and Enrique Jimenez, share their expertise on digital marketing, choosing and implementing the best technology for your event, and modifying performance protocols. This webinar will be most helpful for performing arts and cultural organizations looking to enhance curation, accessibility, and partnerships.

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