In a spirited launch of this year’s TBA, artistic directors of leading national and international art and performance festivals speak to the concentrated time, space, and place of “the festival” as an unparalleled platform for artistic presentation, audience experience, curatorial research, political engagement, and cross-cultural confluence of people and ideas. With Angela Mattox (TBA Festival, Portland); Silvia Bottiroli (Santarcangelo Festival, Italy); Helen Cole (In Between Time Festival, Bristol, UK); and Melissa Levin (River to River Festival, NYC). Moderated by Stephanie Snyder, Anne and John Hauberg Director and Curator, Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery, Reed College.

About Panels & Roundtables: Artists, curators, writers, scholars, and activists come together for discussions that touch on timely topics and themes in art and politics, resonating across the Festival and the field.