The Art of Mass Gatherings in North Carolina

The Art of Mass Gatherings will be coming to three North Carolina regions this year and next! This traveling national program uses festivals as classrooms to build community resilience. Majestic Collaborations  and Performing Arts Readiness have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources to host three Art of Mass Gathering events onsite at arts and cultural festivals in and around Asheville, Raleigh, and coastal North Carolina.

The Art of Mass Gatherings is an experiential learning event that uses festivals as sites for experiential learning to activate an arts-focused approach to community resilience and emergency preparedness. It invites artists, event producers, and emergency professionals to come together to share knowledge and best practices for enhancing the safety, accessibility, and sustainability of large gatherings. By bringing together a  community of professionals involved in producing mass gatherings, both event producers and emergency responders will become more fluent in each other’s craft.

Thanks to the support of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, this event is free and open to 50 participants. Lunch is included and accommodations are available by request upon registration.

The Events

September 2022

At Surfalorus Film Festival

Tuesday, Sept. 20th, 2022 on the Outer Banks, NC

October 2022

At LEAF Festival

Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 2022 in Black Mountain, NC

To be announced

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