The mission of the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society (M:ST) is to ensure that performative art practices are recognized and sustained in the Southern Alberta region. M:ST fosters innovation and collaboration among local, national and international artistic communities.
M:ST’s main activity is the organization and presentation of a biennial performative art festival. The term "performative" describes practices that originate from a visual or media arts discourse and involve the live presence of the artist.
The M:ST Festivals are a collaborative endeavour by 9 Southern Alberta arts organizations. These organizations are: The Alberta College of Art & Design, The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, EMMEDIA, The New Gallery, The Nickle Arts Museum, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), Stride Gallery, TRUCK and The Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff).
This collaborative structure allows the Festival to represent each organization’s mandate and audience, while providing extensive opportunities for cross-disciplinary and inter-organizational exchange. The result is a unique participatory context, where artists and audience experience contemporary performative work outside of more traditional festival models.
PO Box 22056 Bankers Hall RPO
Contact Name:Jhernelyn Parinas