CalArts proudly presents the culmination of student work from the 2020-2021 academic school year in the Not-A-Festival showcase. Visit a variety of projects from CalArts’ schools, programs, and classes, including the annual CalArts Expo, which kicks off on Graduation Day (May 14), at 1 pm PDT, a few hours before the ceremony.
Reflecting the Institute’s experimental ethos, the CalArts Expo returns as a virtual event featuring work by more than 500 artists, curated and organized by a student-led team. Audiences can experience Expo in three ways—access though the Virtual Gallery, social media, and media playlists on Spotify, YouTube, and Vimeo. All three virtual spaces are accessible at the Expo website.
Also available to peruse in the Not-A-Festival showcase is the CalArts Art School Project Archive. The archive contains student work from all four programs within the School of Art: Art, Art and Technology, Graphic Design, and Photography and Media.
From the School of Music, check out Neuropera and the Spring Voice Event. Neuropera is an original opera that reveals stories of despair, remembrance, justice, and hope. The Spring Voice Event took place as a virtual concert on May 9, during which the performers recorded themselves live from their homes and studios.
You can also stream the Spring Dance Concert and the CalArts Graphic Design Program’s annual MoShow (Motion Graphics Show) and the End of Year Show.
The Not-a-Festival showcase site will be updated throughout the summer as other projects are finalized.