Share Your Ideas with globalFEST


Our adaptive challenge

Because the United States marketplace for international artists is complex, and operates in a unique space between the non-profit and commercial presenting spheres, globalFEST (gF) will support the development of sustainable touring careers for world music artists in the United States by developing this package of support services for them and the field.

Read more about the big thinking, deep questioning, and visions for the future in globalFEST’s project.

We ask the crowd:

  1. What are the most valuable services globalFEST can provide to the field beyond its annual flagship New York showcase/festival — which provides a career springboard for twelve artists from around the world — and its touring fund? Why these, and how can we make them sustainable?
  2. globalFEST manages a modest touring fund to which alumni artists can apply twice per year for funds related to an upcoming tour. What refinements or new strategies, if any, would you suggest to strengthen the impact of the program?

How will your responses help us move forward in tackling our adaptive challenge?

Answers to these questions, sourced from you — the very people who have a stake in globalFEST’s success — will inform our program development, fundraising, communications, and strategic direction. This framework for discussion will help us learn first hand about how we can be of best service to the field of world music and, by extension, the performing arts field.

Share your responses with us (or “up-vote” ideas you like) in the comments section below.

globalFEST's annual showcase/festival is a springboard for the careers of global music artists from the United States and abroad, and brings together 500 arts professionals for the annual Arts Presenters conference. globalFEST's touring fund has brought 50 artists to 30 new markets over two years.