Dear Co-Incidence friends, family, supporters,
We are so excited for our upcoming 2019 Co-Incidence Festival. In keeping with the goal of compensating our participants for their time, we are looking to our community of friends to help expand our resources beyond the important donations we have already received.
Co-Incidence is entering its 3rd season this January 11-20, 2019 -- still with our friends at Washington Street Art Center in Somerville and with support from the wonderful Non-Event. Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan is our Resident Artist (after having Michael Pisaro in Year 1 and Joachim Eckl in Year 2) and we have been working together all year to compose/build the experimental framework for this year's gathering.
As many of you know, this event has been near and dear to our hearts since we had the (completely crazy) idea of starting a music festival in 2016 that truly reflected and supported our community of experimental musicians and artists. While we're constantly tweaking, critiquing, and improving year-to-year, Co-Incidence has been a very successful labor of love. It has afforded some incredible artists from all over the world the opportunity to work together and collectively imagine alternative and radically hopeful futures.
Okay, some money details. One of our original goals with this Festival was to provide a space for artists/composers whose work would likely not be supported elsewhere -- AND to make sure they were compensated for their time. This seems obvious to us, but is actually quite rare in practice. To that end, nearly all of our budget goes toward artist fees. The rest (less than 10% based on prior years) goes toward the venue, printing posters, and non-profit fees. Of course, any amount makes a difference: seriously.
Some other details:
- We have just received our 501(c)3 non-profit status (phew!). All donations are tax-deductible.
- All concerts, events, etc. are free.
- The entire Festival is open to the public, as in people from town are welcome to join and participate at any level they are comfortable.
And finally, thank you. From the bottom of our hearts.
- Luke & Aaron
Past and Current Artists
Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan (Resident Artist 2019) / Luke Martin (Co-Director, Artist) / aaron foster breilyn (Co-Director, Artist) / Clara Allison / Derek Baron / Jordan Dykstra / Joachim Eckl (Resident Artist 2018, now Guest Artist) / John Eagle / Michael Pisaro (Resident Artist 2017, now Guest Artist) / Angeles Rojas / Tim Tsang
Joachim Eckl (Resident Artist 2018) / Luke Martin (Co-Director, Artist) / aaron foster breilyn (Co-Director, Artist) / Michael Pisaro (Resident Artist 2017, now Guest Artist) / Caleb Chase / Cal Fish / Kirsten Carey / Annelyse Gelman / Ryoko Akama / Amy Golden
Michael Pisaro (Resident Artist 2017) / Luke Martin (Co-Director, Artist) / aaron foster breilyn (Co-Director, Artist) / Chris Williams / Carolyn Chen / Ben Levinson / Elizabeth A. Baker / Cindy Giron / Mike Bullock / Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan