This year, many festival organisers have been forced to take their festivals online. How to do this in an exciting and sustainable way?
Last spring Hangö Teaterträff had to quickly take their traditional theatre festival online, and they did it well! Around the same time Lakes International Comic Arts Festival decided that instead of hoping for the Covid-19 statistics to go down, they would build an ambitious digital event for October. DEMO Moving Image Festival is a digital-born festival that took place for the first time this summer.
Heidi Backström from Hangö Teaterträff, Julie Tait from Lakes International Comic Arts Festival and Pekka Airaxin from DEMO festival shared their insights on the art of organising online festivals.
Present is a series of discussions focusing on the future of cultural events programming. Read more about the series here.