The first edition of Disko Arts Festival took place 2–6 August 2017, and brought together 33 artists spanning 10 nationalities, including the Nordic countries, Nigeria and Germany. With all artists gathered in Disko Bay, a public Ableton workshop in Ilulissat kicked off the festival, before starting the artistic work in Oqaatsut.
After a week of collaborative practice, open rehearsals and workshops the festival culminated in a ‘Disko Inferno’ festival day, where a series of new projects were presented accompanied by bonfires and food. The event brought 250 people to Oqaatsut – the highest number of people in the village to this date.
Disko Arts Festival 2017 was made possible with support from Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, NAPA, Goethe-Institut, the Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Augustinus Fonden, Music Norway and Qaasuitsup Kommunia. Institutional partners included Sermermiut Kulturhuset, The National Theatre of Greenland, Ableton and Klara Geist.
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