Because there just aren’t enough festivals and events happening around then.
In a rather sweet letter, David Caffery has let us know that the festival will be happening in March instead of December.*
Dear artists and festival contributors,
As the producer of Art, Not Apart, I have been humbled to present passionate artists and their interpretations of the world.
You have resonated through Canberra and you deserve a strong platform for your work. For this reason we’ve made the difficult decision to run Art, Not Apart in March 2014 instead of this December.
Rapidly growing and recently presenting 180 artists, the festival is now positioned to provide stronger pathways for our scenes. What am I talking about? Meaningful commissions, greater levels of integration, artist discussions, more funding for materials and better support to present your work. Canberra deserves platforms to make artists shine and audiences proud to live here.
Art, Not Apart will expand on its interdisciplinary nature, fund works that link genres and focus on cultural resonance. The theme is simple: this is art, no-one’s apart.
Canberra is at a cultural turning point
The way the arts scene presents itself now will effect the future of this city.
Exceptional, bold and detailed. Don’t be part of anything else. Create art and events to reflect our city. Not Sydney or Melbourne, but us, connected, uniquely.
* I originally wrote this sentence like so:
“In a rather sweet letter, David Caffery has let us know that the festival will be happening in March alongside every other arts event that has ever existed ever because I guess people become allergic to art after April and can’t handle seeing it again until February the following year or else they’ll explode.”
However I figured that was childish and unnecessary…
It is sadly the time of the year that makes the most sense, and Art, Not Apart will be a blast no matter when it’s on. However it would be nice to see these kind of events spaced out a bit.