The first online stage of the festival will take place from September this year, with a curated website to showcase artistic expressions of hope, mainly from local people, but also from people across the world. We’ll consider contributions from painters, illustrators, sculptors, conceptual artists, photographers, story-tellers, poets, writers, craftspeople, dancers, singers, instrumentalists, bands, songwriters, composers and more. Students, amateur and professional artists are all invited to submit their work.
The second phase will begin in the autumn of 2021, and will comprise a 16-day real-world festival, with exhibitions, concerts, readings and other events. The Festival includes a community stream, which will accept submissions from any local children, adults and groups.