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Fringe DIY: Reimagining the Role of the Independent Producer

February 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This panel discussion will explore conversations on “Reimagining the Role of the Independent Producer and Art Manager in the Development of Local Artists and Emerging Artistic Practices.” It will discuss the current challenges producers encounter, the shifts and multiplicity required in their practice, and the responsibilities involved as producers and art managers examine their role in helping developing the arts and cultural sector – through their relationships with artists, cultural institutions, and engagement with various communities.

Karakoa is a new collective that aims to create networks between artists, producers, dramaturges, curators, and audiences in cities across Asia and Southeast Asia. It facilitates transnational cultural exchanges through contemporary performance-based works, and bridges independent creatives with art spaces, communities, festivals, and cultural organizations.

In this presentation, the members of Karakoa, will also introduce a plan to implement the Creators’ Cradle Circuit (3Cs), an international mobile platform designed for emerging artists from Asia and Southeast Asia that will help develop new works, open diverse performance avenues, create networks, and provide an opportunity for artists to engage with different communities around the world.


Independent artists have been at the forefront of challenging the cultural and artistic landscape in neighborhoods, towns and cities across the globe. With the recent interest in Southeast Asia’s creative sector, artists are more and more empowered to position themselves as game-changers and disruptors in the rising creative industries – which include music, design, film, the performing and visuals arts among others. And with the growth of these arts practitioners, there has also been a rise of independent producers and arts managers that have taken unconventional approaches when producing contemporary arts. And in the next few years, these next generation of producers, will have established new ways of cultivating artists, as well as, carving out new pathways in which artistic expression proliferates in local, regional, and international stages.

This project is made possible by the 国際交流基金アジアセンター The Japan Foundation Asia Center, FringeMNL, and Commune. FringeMNL FringeMNL


February 21, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Upstairs @Commune
36 Polaris Street, Barangay Poblacion
Makati City, Philippines
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