For over 15 years the Fusebox Festival has been delivering an amazing array of curated performances and artists from all over the world and bringing them right here to Austin. Since the festival will not be able to go on as planned as a live event, the organizers had to pivot the whole event online into what they are calling the virtual edition. Join me for a conversation with Executive & Artistic Director Ron Berry and Associate Artistic Director & Curator Anna Gallagher-Ross to talk about how that played out and what we can look forward to experiencing this year.
Below text courtesy of the Fusebox website
In light of the COVID-19 crisis, it is not possible to hold Fusebox Festival as we originally planned.
Our Festival isn't canceled, it's re-imagined as a virtual space where our community, both local and global, can come together to experience the work of Fusebox artists and participate in an exciting array of virtual events and activities.
Fusebox Festival 2020: Virtual Edition is a weekend-long broadcast taking place April 24-26.
Think public access TV meets international block party meets live performance! We see this as a platform to explore what it means to gather together and celebrate adventurous art, online.
This Virtual Edition will feature:
Live-streamed performances Conversations Artist Studio Visits Interactive Activities Happy Hours Cooking Shows Exhibitions and much more!
Please mark your calendars for April 24 – 26, follow us on social media, and we will be in touch soon with our artist lineup and schedule. Thanks to you, our Fusebox Family, we are able to bring our artists and community together in a much needed time for celebration. We appreciate your support!
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Intro music generously provided by Stan Killian