Dear Co-Incidence friends, family, supporters,
We are very excited to be writing you all about our upcoming 2020 Co-Incidence Festival!
Co-Incidence is entering its 4th season this January 10-19, 2020 -- happily, still at Washington Street Art Center in Somerville and with support from the always-wonderful Non-Event. One of the key goals of the festival is to compensate our participants for their time. To supplement the important donations and grants we have received, we are looking to our community of friends to help us fill in the rest.
This year, we are absolutely thrilled to have John Holloway as our Resident Artist (preceded by Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan, Joachim Eckl, and Michael Pisaro in years prior). His work with anti-capitalist thought and critiques of power is something that has long resonated with experimental artistic practices. We are looking forward to working together with him, as well as the incredible, humbling group of artists joining us, to collectively imagine alternative and hopeful futures.
One of our original aims with this Festival was to provide a space for artists/composers/thinkers whose work would likely not be supported elsewhere. To that end, nearly all of our budget goes toward making it financially possible for the artists to attend, by giving them a stipend. The remaining funds (about 10% based on prior years) goes toward the venue, posters, food, and minor non-profit fees. Any amount you can provide really makes a difference: seriously.
Some other details:
- Co-Incidence is a 501(c)3 non-profit, so all donations are tax-deductible.
- We have no built-in money making opportunities - 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 and time they are comfortable.
And finally, thank you. This Festival means a lot to us, has become a big part of our lives and practices, and we hope it makes a positive impact toward others.
- Luke & Aaron
Past and Current Artists
John Holloway (Resident Artist 2020) / Luke Martin (Co-Director, Artist) / aaron foster breilyn (Co-Director, Artist) / Robert Blatt / Grace Carney / Joachim Eckl / Douglas Farrand / Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu / Sarah Ayotomiwa Pitan (Resident Artist 2019, now Guest Artist) / Morgan Schoonover / Ryan Seward / Manfred Werder / the unlimited present agency collective
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 / 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