The first of the ENCANT festivals, Generation is funded by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Equality and Diversity Forum (see team and collaborators).
This event predominantly features the work of STUDENT and recently graduated ARTISTS to promote the radically DIVERSE work of the active student and graduate community in Glasgow. A concentrated and provocative two days, the 9th and 10th of March will act as an INTENSE TASTER of larger and more in-depth events to come.
Generation will provide a transparent view of the hub of fearless inter-generational, inter-cultural sharing, discussion and expression that Glasgow has become renowned for both nationally and internationally.
ENCANT was founded by student, writer and artist Ama Budge in 2011, and has since been facilitated by Ama Budge, a supportive staff team at the RCS, the RCS Equality and Diversity Forum and other artist collaborators. She felt that within the incredibly diverse high-quality of live, visual and performance art there was a CONVERSATION MISSING, a forum not yet created within Glasgow, an opportunity forgone. As a student of Contemporary Performance Practice at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she joined the RCS Equality and Diversity Forum and in collaboration with this forum set about exploring this gap in Glasgow’s community conversations.
ENCANT was born, growing from the shadow of an idea into an insurmountable proposal and finally number of FESTIVAL EVENTS in the flesh that so many incredible artists and collaborators have made happen. We will begin the exciting conversation inspired by equality and diversity or a lack thereof in our city, and OUR WORLD, hosted by a city that treats its artists as cutting-edge talent and it’s diversity as an ever-developing dialogue.