2024 ArtsEverywhere Festival Programming

Members of Ikumagialiit / ᐃᑯᒪᒋᐊᓖᑦ

2024 ArtsEverywhere Festival

May 2 – 5, 2024
Guelph, Ontario

The schedule has just been announced for the 2024 ArtsEverywhere Festival happening from May 2 to 5, 2024 in Guelph, Ontario. This long-running celebration of work being done at the intersection of arts and social justice will present performances, book launches, conversations, workshops, and visual art in venues across the city.

The latest edition of The Guelph Lecture—On Being will open with a special presentation from performance art band Ikumagialiit, featuring award-winning artists Christine Tootoo, Cris Derksen and Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory. The keynote lecture will be delivered by filmmaker, writer, and educator Nora Bateson, who will talk about the concept of Warm Data, which offers a lens through which to see how multiple converging crises have led to a moment of “metacrisis.” Warm Data functions as a form of therapy in which we can understand more completely the multiple contexts in which we live…and what we can do about it.

Detail of Monica Lozano, The Cemetery (2022), digital photograph

The festival itself will open on Thursday evening with an event at the Art Gallery of Guelph to celebrate the opening of an exhibition addressing Mexican border migration by collective What Remains. Saturday afternoon will feature three book launches curated by Taqralik Partridge. The three emerging Inuit authors—Aedan Corey, J. Grey, and Emily Laurent Henderson will be reading from their new works. That evening at the River Run Centre we will be welcoming Moneka Arabic Jazz back to Guelph to perform their Iraqi melodies over African grooves and rhythm. Opening for them will be accomplished singer/songwriter Lacey Hill from Six Nations.

Sunday at the festival will be devoted to exploring sound healing practices from multiple perspectives and diverse media. Artist and composer Anne Bourne will be joined by vocalists Rosary Spence (Fort Albany FN) and Anjeline de Dios (Manila) to discuss their research, healing practices, and sonic explorations. These conversations will be complemented with workshops, a film screening of “Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros”, and a live performance by Anne Bourne with Ajay Heble and Joe Sorbara.

Full festival details can be found on our website. The festival places priority on belonging and safety, extending our reach to community partners in their understanding of inclusion and equity. For updates and future events follow the festival on:
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