The Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) ensures that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region.
M:ST’s main activity is the organization and presentation of a biennial performative art festival. This festival is a collaborative endeavour between several southern Alberta arts organizations. This collaborative structure allows the festival to represent each organization’s mandate and audience, while providing opportunities for cross-disciplinary and inter-organizational exchange. The result is a unique participatory context, where artists and audience experience contemporary performative work outside of more traditional festival or gallery models.
M:ST is committed to presenting performative works from a variety of disciplines that reflect current issues and practices in contemporary art. Through exhibitions, performances and events, M:ST fosters the development of performative art practices among local, national and international artistic communities. M:ST’s role in presenting professional, high-quality cultural experiences continues to grow, increasing opportunities for education and critical discourse surrounding contemporary performative practices.
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