ARTIVISM 2023: Madness in the Masses

From September 6 to October 19, UBC ARTIVISM delved into the magic and chaos of the “Madness of the Masses” festival, as we unlocked the hidden realms of imagination, where the power of the people manifested in fantastical art forms, and challenged the confines of a capitalist system.

Presented by UBC Arts and Culture District 2023 festival Artistic Director Jesse Ramos in partnership with the Exposure UBC student club team, this annual festival highlighted stories of resilience and student activist art that challenges dominant narratives through live performances, poetry, music and more.

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Producing Partners and Sponsors

UBC ARTIVISM: Madness in the Masses is a student programmed and run festival created by festival Artistic Director Jesse Ramos and the UBC Exposure team with the support of Festival General Manager Deb Pickman, Special Projects, UBC Arts & Culture District.

The 2023 ARTIVSM Festival could not have happened without the support of UBC Wellbeing, UBC Equity and Inclusion and the Faculty of Arts.

Thank you also to our wonderful Community Partners including Vancouver Playback Theatre, Great Dane Coffee as well as UBC Partners: The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts + Musqueam, AMS Hatch Gallery, UBC Drag, Koerner’s Pub, UBC Film Society, Sprouts and the AUS Equity and Inclusion Department.