Stroll through the streets as you encounter nostalgic memories of home, discoveries of authentic self, truths of oppression, and calls to empowerment in this poetic celebration of identities.
The 2020 Found Fest Showcase is a collection of wordsmiths who connect with Amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton). Take a verbose journey through the experiences and ideas of these home-grown poets as they represent and signify their widespread roots with poems that offer windows through their souls.
This experience starts at the bench on the north side of 83rd Ave between 106 and 105 St NW in Edmonton’s Old Strathcona district.
Poets: Omar Ramadan, Saint, Sarah Campos-Silvius, Some Sum, and Timiro.
Curated by: Dwennimmen.
Offer What You Will
It’s darn important to us that Found Festival remains accessible for as many Foundsters as possible. That includes making all tickets Offer What you Will. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. But if you’re able, we ask you please make an offer, we suggest $10/event if you can afford it. As a tiny but mighty arts org getting it done on passion and grit, Common Ground Arts Society relies on donations to help keep our scrappy operation afloat. Every offer you make goes directly toward supporting artists in our community.
Any offer over $10 is a direct donation to Common Ground Arts Society. All donations over $20 will be provided with a charitable tax receipt.
PSST! Hey Foundsters – COVID-19 is real and we want you to stay safe and healthy. All of our programming is designed to be experienced solo or with your designated cohort/house group/pod. Please don’t gather in large groups. Please mask up. Please wash your hands. Please keep a safe distance from others. And please review Alberta Health Services’ recommendations here and here.
You can choose to walk, cycle, or electric scooter this experience.
We find ourselves in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ) on Treaty 6 territory, traditional lands of the Cree, Nakota, Blackfoot, Dene, Saulteaux, Metis, and other indigenous peoples who have made this place home long before we settled here. For thousands of years, people have gathered here to share in story, community, and creative exchange.
We find ourselves thankful: thankful to play a small part in that long-standing tradition, a tradition carried on the shoulders of so many creators, builders, dreamers, agitators, and makers who came before us, and who will come long after us.
This experience is presented by Common Ground Arts Society as a part of Found Festival 2020: Reimagined with support from Story City.
Found Festival is funded by the Edmonton Arts Council and the City of Edmonton, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and the Government of Canada.