Edmonton’s Found Festival is a one-of-a-kind festival focusing on site-specific and experimental performance and theatre work, but including all variety of media to be found in unexpected places. It’s curated by the Common Ground Arts Society and is in it’s third year. Here’s a bit from their indiegogo.
Our aim is to produce an event that is affordable, accessible, interactive, and empowering, encouraging artists to contribute to the cultural landscape of the city.
Past venues have included a funeral home, residential garage, and a 1997 Dodge Grand Caravan. We’ve had live music played off rooftops, movies projected onto buildings, and a play performed— in the middle of June— on a giant pile of snow. Some pieces are designed for as few as 5 people at a time, with others accommodating as many as 200. We are committed to presenting innovative, entertaining, and provocative new works which push the boundaries of audience interaction, allowing both spectators and performers to engage in a more stimulating brand of risk-taking and play.
The festival runs June 26th – 29th and they’ve still got a ways to go with their funding, so go ahead and donate now!