Campbelltown Arts Centre has partnered with Sweatshop through their StoryCasters initiative founded by Diversity Arts Australia to commission two articles to be released pre and post festival. These works, from emerging Western Sydney writers Mark Mariano and Ferdous Bahar, will serve as bookends to the BLEED program, unpacking and examining the curatorial statement, and contemplating how the online festival experience sits within these disruptive times.
What are the implications, both positive and negative, of an increasingly online existence? How do the BLEED artists and works assist us in interpreting our present world and in imagining our future?
BLEED Echo is a public program responding to and ricocheting from the five artist projects and curatorial conversations of BLEED?
Sweatshop is a literacy movement based in Western Sydney which is devoted to empowering culturally and linguistically diverse communities through reading, writing and critical thinking. It provides research, training, mentoring and employment opportunities for emerging and established writers and arts practitioners from Indigenous and non-English speaking backgrounds.
StoryCasters is a training hub for reviewers and digital producers. Training in film, music production, podcasting and writing gives artists the tools needed to publicly examine and cover all things arts, media, and diversity.
Diversity Arts Australia (DARTS) is Australia’s national voice for ethno-cultural and racial equity in the arts, cultural and creative industries