THE BLACK OUT FORUM – Hosted by Virtu Arts
Femme Folks Fest Company in Residence
Facilitated by Vanessa Spence (Artistic Director, Virtu Arts)
6:00 – 7:30 PM March 13
The Black Out Forum is a conversation starring artists from the Black/Caribbean/African diasporas to speak candidly about the good, the bad, and the ugly of being an artist in regions where we are not well represented. The forum will feature a grassroots conversation in accordance with the Virtu Arts creative streams of arts education, development, and production. The intention of this forum is to gather and build community while giving voice to the experiences of Black/Caribbean/African artists. By sharing lived experiences in a safer space, we are encouraging folks to learn from the past and be educated in the present to incite change & evolution for our future.
Presented by Virtu Arts, The Black Out Forum will be held during the Femme Folks Festival on March 13th, 2021 @ 6 PM. The forum will be 90 minutes long with a 10-minute introductory arts performance by storyteller Shama Saleh.
All events require a Femme Folks Fest Pass. If you are able during these unprecedented times, we kindly suggest a donation of $50.
All Femme Folks Fest donations will be directed to local artists.