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Your 2016 Information to Artwork Occasions & Festivals


It’s pageant season!

Okay high quality, I say that 12 months spherical. However with good motive! We’re residing in a pageant golden age. A listing of all noteworthy fests in Austin alone would stretch longer than the toilet strains at Coachella.

To assist ease the burden of alternative, we’ve put collectively a brief checklist of festivals which were the discuss of the city amongst Patreon creators. The choices are fairly various in style. But a typical thread is that every beneficial pageant provides distinctive probabilities for artists to get in on the motion.

So let’s get festivus. And if we occurred to skip over an occasion (or tons of?), please share your suggestion within the feedback! We’d like to learn up and see you there.

The Sport Builders Convention has grown from an off-the-cuff gathering in some dude’s lounge to a week-long occasion of greater than 26,000 members. Programmers, artists, producers, recreation designers, audio professionals and others within the recreation dev enterprise collect to community, share concepts and supply perception into the way forward for gaming.

What’s new this 12 months: The Profession Middle at GDC 2016 will complement convention exercise with profession growth periods programmed by GDC and high distributors. Additionally, a VR builders convention will likely be held alongside the principle convention.

Dates: March 14-18, San Francisco, CA

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This improbable impartial media expo embraces various comics, webcomics, underground zines and graphic arts. Sponsored by Eisner-nominated comedian e book retailer Austin Books , has rapidly turn into a first-rate vacation spot for skilled and up-and-comers alike. This 12 months’s friends embrace Benjamin Marra, Danielle Corsetto, Gena Ha, and Emily Carroll, amongst others.

Competition Spotlight: A panel of Patreon creators who will likely be sharing their experiences utilizing Patreon to fund their tasks.

Dates: March 5-6, Austin TX

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Playlist Dwell is a three-day occasion the place on-line creators and their greatest supporters come collectively for concert events, panels, meet and greets and bevy of different interactive actions. For those who dwell, work, or play within the YouTube house, Playlist qualifies as a can’t miss occasion.

Competition Spotlight: Enterprise Day takes play on Friday, April 22 and is a full day of programming devoted to the trade of YouTube and on-line video.

Dates: April 22-25, Orlando, FL
Sept. 2-4, Washington, DC

The Austin Meals + Wine Fest is a collaboration between C3 Presents (producers of Lollapalooza and Austin Metropolis Limits) and a few of Texas’ most celebrated cooks and restaurateurs. Count on tastings, grilling demos, cocktail seminars, and dwell music. Within the open air. In Austin. Within the springtime. Want I’m going on?

Competition Spotlight: Over 40 hands-on cooking demonstrations that embrace kitchen secrets and techniques and struggle tales straight from the nation’s high chef expertise.

Dates: April 22-24, Austin, TX

This 12 months marks the thirtieth anniversary of the famed writing pageant. ISWF is extra a sequence of intensive workshops than a conventional pageant, with periods on craft, course of and elegance in each conceivable writing class. Regardless of the abundance of choices, time remains to be carved out for people to get to know different writers, converse with academics, and discover the quaint allure of the Iowa Metropolis.

What’s new this 12 months: Three workshops that target full-length manuscripts—memoir, novel, and screenwriting—as two-week experiences.

Dates: Late June/Early July, Iowa Metropolis

Now in its forty sixth 12 months, Bumbershoot is without doubt one of the largest music festivals round. It’s additionally one of the vital underrated. With the intention to protect the authenticity of the pageant, organizers proceed to showcase many regional and rising skills along with headline acts. The One Reel Movie Competition, held inside Bumbershoot, celebrates impartial brief movies.

Methods to get entangled: Touchdown a slot at music fests is notoriously robust,however we wouldn’t be a musicians if we discouraged simply, would we? Ship in your stuff!

Dates: Sept. 2-4, Seattle, WA

This ain’t your momma’s art-walk.

Effectively, it type of is. Nevertheless it’s additionally yours. The pageant has one thing for everybody, boasting a dynamic vary of worldwide fine-art, sculpture, ceramics and combined media. If world-class paintings isn’t sufficient, the placement, Sausalito’s scenic waterfront, makes for an plain expertise. SAF attracts 30,000 artwork patrons yearly.

Methods to get entangled: Apply by March 1st to be a showcased artist on the pageant.

Dates: Sept. 3-5, Sausalito, CA

LA PodFest is all about unmitigated entry. Over the course of three days attendees are ready meet and hang around with their favourite podcasters and performers. The mantra of the fest is “No filters, no gatekeepers, and no guidelines.” LA Podfest appears to have perfected the stability between group exercise and intimate engagement.

Competition Spotlight: SquareSpace Podcast Lab, a central hub the place podcasters can go to report their very own podcasts in the midst of the pageant grounds. Simply be certain that to convey your gear!

Dates: Sept. 18-20, Los Angeles, CA

Filter affords photographers unequalled alternative to attach with famend curators and gallery administrators from across the nation. Workshops, lectures, exhibitions and artist talks are all a part of the weeklong celebration.

Competition Spotlight: Portfolio critiques are a central part of the pageant. Individuals can join face-to-face critiques and obtain candid recommendation about their work, in addition to data on getting their pictures exhibited and printed.

Dates: Sept. 22-26, Chicago, IL


There it’s, of us! Ensure to share your occasion ideas within the feedback. And For those who’ve lately returned from a pageant and are feeling impressed, begin a Patreon web page and get creating. ‘Tis the season!

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