After the past few months of hibernation at home, it looks like we’ll soon be able to slowly, safely meet in public once more. It’s a little terrifying to consider! Of course, we’re all itching to go out, but what will happen? Are we prepared? How do we know things won’t end up the same?
We know that we can’t connect, make great work, or act on our values if we’re paralysed by fear. So while we’ve been at home, reshuffling our programs (look out for future announcements about FUNPARK and the GENerate 2168 Festival in 2022!) we decided the way to move forward was to go back to what mattered:
What are we doing? Why are we doing this? Who are we doing this work for?
After all, if we say that we create work with, by & for the communities we care about, what does that mean? And how are we embodying our values in the projects we create and the artwork we share with you all? How do we make sure we’re always working with care and consideration?
Reflection and evaluation is perhaps not the most fun part of creating, but it’s vital to what we do. After all, it’s been a long time since we’ve been able to meet in person, and when we do, we’re going to make sure it’s worth it.