Free For Arts is a community festival passed on to a different art collective each year. This year, the torch has been passed to a local collaborative arts producer Art Vanguard and we are bringing a truly unique and atmospheric one-house collaboration to PLANT NOMA.
Our team is beyond excited to welcome some exceptional performers hailing from Lithuania, Birmingham, and Manchester to take over the FFAF stage alongside an interactive exhibition of local artists and their otherworldly works.
Free to attend, you can expect an array of visual art, dance, spoken word, theatre and film, where artists explore the thin veil of reality through themes of Fairytale, Dream, and Fantasy.
At the end of our journey through these exciting worlds, we will announce and handover Free For Arts to the next host collective who will be taking over the festival in 2019.
More info about the festival on Free For Arts Festival website.
Free For Arts Festival is FREE, but we will have a limited capacity at the venue, so registration is required.
Leila Herandi // theatre maker // Manchester
Callum Latimer // filmmaker // Manchester
Joe Cook // spoken word artist // Birmingham
B & B (Agnietė Lisičkinaitė & Greta Grineviciute) // dance characters // Lithuania
ABOUT ART VANGUARD
Art Vanguard is a creative platform for collaborative art projects. With the help of local producers, makers and other artists, Art Vanguard organises events, performances and creative interventions that nurture artistic potential, develop artist networks and foster collaboration. Its projects support new and emerging artists to make collaborative projects, try new ideas and share their work – enabling them to explore their art form and beyond. Since being established in 2013, Art Vanguard has delivered a number of collaborative projects and performed across the UK including Chorlton Arts Festival, RNCM, Manifold Dance Liverpool and Fringe Arts Bath as well as continuing their ongoing exhibition programme Nextdoor Artist. In 2016, Art Vanguard has been featured in Curating The Contemporary (CTC) online magazine for their audiovisual collaboration Sophro x Atipyka.
FESTIVAL COLLABORATORS AND FRIENDS
Europia Art and Culture
Lietuvos kultūros institutas / Lithuanian Culture Institute