This GROW Panel is composed of individuals whose identities encompass a spectrum of underrepresented voices,* along with Fertile Ground and PATA representatives. Demonstrating Fertile Ground’s commitment to broadening representative inclusion of local artists, this panel was instituted in order to include a wider range of community artists involved in festival.
This extraordinary community cohort of local artists will adjudicate and award five 2021 GROW Awards, and also identify GROW Panel selected projects with the aim of informing festival goers of key projects that involve artists and stories from underrepresented communities.*
*BIPOC, LGBTQ2IA+, Disabled