“as we shall hereafter see, this was not true”
“hereafter,” usage example ^ from Oxford Dictionary.
The past, behind us. The present moment, fleeting. What comes next? What does the “next world” look like? From now on, after this, what are the possibilities? A season themed around the idea of hereafter, we explored these questions through carving new pathways for Suitcase intersecting technology and storytelling, found spaces and a myriad of community voices.
Uncertain of what the future held, yet determined to dream up safe and engaging audience and artist experiences, we sought out creative ideas that could bring artists’ works to life and people together to share in unique experiences throughout our city.
To kick things off, Suitcase in Point celebrated our 20th anniversary with a fresh new look and a major fundraising campaign, raising $15,918.00 to help support our commitment to original programming, arts mentorship and the presentation of hundreds of artists at our annual In the Soil Arts Festival.
It was incredible to see the community, near and far, come together in support of our work. THANK YOU!
Suitcase in Point’s 20th season offered extra special programs, including a brand new audio experience, Lost & Found Mixtape; a winter edition of RHIZOMES that illuminated unique places in our neighbourhoods, the 14th annual In the Soil Arts Festival, and our annual Arts Mentorship Programs for emerging artists, arts workers and creative youth.
Dig in to the details of the season below!
IN THE SOIL ARTS FESTIVAL
ARTS MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS
Our season wouldn’t be complete without our Arts Mentorship Programs. We got to know and learn from so many creative and passionate young people through our various programs and partner with awesome local groups like Willow Arts Community, OUT Niagara, OPIRG Brock, Niagara Artists Centre and Niagara Folk Arts Centre in the delivery of several workshops for the community.
We’re proud to have taken root in Niagara twenty years ago and in our ability to inspire, respond to and grow with our community. From plays, to comedy cabarets, to mixtapes, to smokin’ concerts and dance parties, Suitcase in Point has believed in the possibility of contemporary, risk-taking and adventurous culture in Niagara. Our 20th season was full of growth, collaboration and creativity. And we have big, bold plans for the future.
As our roots grow deeper and our branches reach higher, we look forward to the next chapter of Suitcase in Point, to furthering our work with the next generation of creative leaders, artistic collaborators and our local community.
Your ongoing contributions go a long way to help support and sustain the innovative work of Suitcase in Point.
A huge thank you to all of the artists who shared their magic with us. To our supporters, partners, donors and friends along the way! We wouldn’t be here without your ongoing love.
With sincere gratitude,
The team at Suitcase in Point