Fresh Art International, also known as Fresh Art, introduces you to the greatest creative energies on our planet. Through our podcast, public talks, workshops and residencies, we engage with cultural communities at the center and fringe of art scenes around the world.
Philosophy: Fresh Art International models the fresh thinking and positivity essential to building a culturally diverse, globally aware, creative economy. Our new media platform offers multiple points of access to contemporary art and culture, giving voice to untold and underrepresented histories.
Podcast: A resource for individuals, communities and schools, our podcast combines interviews with field recordings and rich sound effects that inform and inspire each conversation. Keeping in mind both the expert and the novice in contemporary art, we promote and support public access and awareness of the arts through our free digital archive of more than 300 episodes. We are committed to curating informed, balanced and diverse stories through the lens of today’s art, film and architecture.
History: Curator Cathy Byrd launched Fresh Art International from a park bench in Brooklyn in October 2011, taking the first step to establish an independent curatorial platform with a world view. She brings to this innovative project the knowledge and experience of an expert—more than two decades of engagement in the field of contemporary art.
So far, Fresh Art International field expeditions have taken us across the United States, and to the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, and Scandinavia. We’ve completed residencies in Trinidad, Tampa Bay, Florida, and the Everglades. We’ve recorded conversations with visual, performance and sound artists, curators, architects, filmmakers, composers, and writers. We amplify the range of art and ideas we encounter in well known and remote cultural and natural landscapes, capturing sounds and voices in conversations about creativity that will inform and inspire you.
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