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StART Festival 2017

March 25, 2017 - March 26, 2017

StART Festival
Saturday, March 25th & Sunday, March 26th

The StART Festival is back for its fourth year! We are thrilled to bring exciting work and performances to you from Halifax’s emerging artists. Featuring a diverse array of artists in a wide range of performance and visual art forms, the StART Festival’s 2017 line-up offers audiences cutting edge artistic experiences by local creators.

The StART Festival runs from Saturday March 25th to Sunday March 26th with a special soft launch on Friday, March 24th in collaboration with SYNC taking place at The Bus Stop Theatre. Please take a peek at our full list of participating artists below!

AceMan X Indigenous
Solmaz Asheri
Candi Ritchie
Liliona Quarmyne
Selina Latour
Martha Mutale
Janelle MacKay
Sam Wilson
Rajab Ally
Yohan Black
Andre Fenton
Curtis Botham
Braden Lamoureux
Josh Owen
Alex Thuku
Brenton Thomas

SYNC x StART Festival: Century Egg Crossed Wires Mikaylaa StatesFriday, March 24th

The StArt Festival and the SYNC: Music Video Program are teaming up to bring you a FREE All Ages night of music and screenings.This event will be the world premiere of three music videos that were made through the Atlantic Filmmaker Cooperative’s SYNC program. And will include live performances by the three groups that took part in the program.

Doors open @ 8:30PM – StArt Festival soft launch reception with special surprise
Screening & Performances from 9PM-11PM

* Please note this is a FREE event. Venue is wheelchair accessible and offers gender neutral washrooms.

– StART Festival – Opening Night – Saturday, March 25th

Come out for a fun filled evening of African and Caribbean vibes. Our opening night will showcase and celebrate music, poetry, dancing and visual arts from local emerging BIPOC artists!

Doors open @ 7:30PM
Artist Talks @ 8PM
Show starts @ 8:30PM

* Please note this is a PWYC event. Venue is wheelchair accessible and offers gender neutral washrooms.

– StART Festival – Showcase – Sunday, March 26th

Join us for a full night of works and performances by local emerging artists!

Doors open @ 7:00PM
Artist Talks @ 7:30PM
Show starts @ 8:00PM

* Please note this is a PWYC event. Venue is wheelchair accessible and offers gender neutral washrooms.

– Workshop Series – Stay Tuned! –

The festival also includes networking and professional development opportunities for emerging artists, including workshop series taking place this spring. Anyone interested in learning more about the workshop should contact startfesthalifax@gmail.com.

The StART Festival is made possible by a contribution from the Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage and our wonderful partners at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op – Thank You!



March 25, 2017
March 26, 2017
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The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K3B5 Canada
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