I’m really excited about the upcoming art festivals this year. Having been to the past two IFCCs [Independent Festival of Creation] in Croatia, I learnt so much from the artists there, but also got super-inspired from meeting so many budding artists, like me, who want to do this for a living some day.
Anyway, my question is, why doesn’t ImagineFX do an art festival? I’d go! Liz Belloway, via email Claire replies Good question, Liz, and this is something that we’ve talked about, and pushed for, for many years. The short answer is that there’s no guaranteed money in it (I know, brutal, but true). The slightly longer answer is, ImagineFX is a healthy, but relatively small magazine in the pretty big company (Future). It is, ultimately, out of our hands – though like I say, we’ve made it clear that we’d be interested in staging a Londonbased art event under the ImagineFX banner. Also, we’re a team consisting of just three office staff, so if we were to take this on, we’d might need a holiday to recover from the experience!