Fri, Feb 25|
Make-Fest is a virtual, weekend-long event designed to engage and challenge creators, and connect the Kingston artist community during these difficult and ever-changing times. Click the event title to learn more.
Time & Location
Feb 25, 2022, 7:00 p.m. – Feb 27, 2022, 11:00 p.m.
About the Event
Make-Fest is a virtual, weekend-long event designed to engage and challenge creators, and connect the Kingston artist community during these difficult and ever-changing times. It is designed for participants to sign-up and engage on whatever level they are comfortable and able to during this time. Make-Fest was created purely to help inspire artists and encourage artistic experimentation and production in a low-stakes environment during a time that can be difficult for us to muster motivation and effort otherwise.
To kick off the event, participants will gather virtually over Zoom on Friday evening at 7:00PM EST. During this time, the prompts that participants provide upon signup will be redistributed to artists, who will then be given from Friday evening to Sunday evening to create whatever they like, and are encouraged to use the prompt as a starting point for their creation. The prompt is not mandatory, rather it is included in this event to help facilitate creation for those who may be experiencing difficulty coming up with new ideas for a work. Works can be created in any artistic medium, such as performing arts, visual, and literary arts.
On Sunday evening, participants will reconvene via Zoom at 7:00PM EST to close the weekend and have an opportunity to show the work that they created and speak to it briefly. Artists will be given a 5-8 minute window for presentation of works, and a brief peer critique. Works do not need to be complete in order engage and participate in the Sunday evening meetup, and we encourage everyone who signs up to come and show what they created during the time, no matter what stage of completion it is in. Modern Fuel will not be creating slideshows or otherwise handling the presentation of materials, so participants must be prepared to show their work on camera or through screen-sharing to the other participants. At the end of the Sunday session, the Zoom call will be left open for chatting and socializing for participants.
While there is no formal application process, all participants must complete the Make-Fest signup here. If you have any questions, feel free to email Emily Veysey, Programming Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.