Interdisciplinary collaboration might be an unfamiliar phrase to some; can you tell us why you feel it’s important for young artists?
As an interdisciplinary artist myself, I am an active proponent for cross-genre pollination and its benefits to one’s creative development. Practising your discipline in isolation gives you a single perspective on your craft. Practising with others multiplies this perspective, broadening your understanding of your craft, the resources available to you, and the potential for innovation. If we are the sum of our experiences, let our experiences be diverse, and give rise to innovative, explorative, impassioned works of art. Because in diversity, we find strength.
RE. Smith PROGRAM FACILITATOR & COMPOSER