Manifesto was one of the partners for the Mayoral Arts Debate last September. I didn’t know much about them prior to that, but once I’d worked with them I realized what an amazing organization it is, powered by some very cool smart people. They’re a non-profit grassroots organization working to unite, en. ergize, support and celebrate Toronto’s vibrant and diverse music and arts community, and find innovative ways of working together towards common goals. They do what they do very well, and add something of their own to every event they are part of – I defy you to name one other Mayoral Debate that had B-girls, B-boys and musicians at their front entrance.
Anyway, it’s their fifth anniversary this year, and artist submissions for 2011 festival are now open! From the website: Submitting artists will be considered by Manifesto’s music committee to perform as part of a variety of programming for the entire 4-day festival, and artist information will be compiled into a database intended to help map artists in the city and beyond that will help us and others plan, mobilize, and communicate better!
That`s what I mean when I say they do things well. And click on the image below to watch their submissions video – it`s what really caught my eye.
I don`t even know what to make of the story yesterday about the City removing a mural it apparently commissioned to begin with.