George Town: As the nation adjusts to the next norm during the coronavirus pandemic, George TownFestival (GTF) is taking the Festival online, said YB Yeoh Soon Hin, PenangState EXCO for Tourism, Arts, Culture & Heritage.
“Happening from 4 to 19 July, the digital Festival will present virtual showcases, talks, and workshops – along with a post-GTF bonus screening on 26 July – related to visual art, theatre, music, dance, and film. A total of nine programmes will be curated into this year’s Festival and will be accessible by tablet, smartphone or laptop, giving fans a virtual GTF experience during these trying times”
Yeoh said, with the theme ‘Everyone Everywhere’, the Festival continues to make arts accessible to everyone – from the festival-goers to the art communities and the general public, regardless of age, ethnicity, or background – while re-inventing the Festival experience to create a never-before-seen virtual experience.
“Everyone has to prepare for and embrace the next norm during and after the pandemic, including the arts and culture industry.”
He said the digitalisation of arts and culture program is one of the Penang state government’s effort to assist the industry players to face the next norm.
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