Red Gate Community Update, March 2021
Announcing Red Gate TV
Animated RedgateTV logo by Flavourcel collective
It's been almost exactly one year since the still-ongoing public health crisis forced us to cease operations as an exhibition and performance space. We're happy to re-assure our diverse community that we have managed to survive thanks to some timely grants from the city and provincial governments, the federal government's various emergency rent subsidy programs, and the generosity of our loyal supporters, without whom we would not have made it this far! ♥♥♥!
When the pandemic began, we realized that we would need to move our programming online for the duration. We acquired the necessary skills and equipment, and began experimenting last summer. We developed a schedule of upcoming live streamed events spread over the fall and winter, starting with the Mixed Gems Halloween broadcast, but soon ran head on into the "2nd wave" and the further restrictions this created. This led us to cancel or postpone most of our remaining production schedule, with the exception of 100 Block Rock, a collaboration with The Black Lab and the Coalition of Peers Dismantling the Drug War.
Now that spring is approaching, and with the much delayed vaccine rollout finally picking up, we are about to cautiously resume our planned launch of Red Gate TV. The first production of this new season was A Lover's Toast, a collaboration with the Toast Collective, composed mostly of an assemblage of content recorded by the individual artists in the comfort and safety of their own covid-caves.
But there's much more to come. Stay tuned for a major announcement and release of our upcoming schedule for the next few months. Subscribe to our youtube channel or drop in on redgate.tv which will be streaming directly from our headquarters down here on Main St. Stay tuned!
The Red Gate would like to acknowledge the generous support of:
And the following individual supporters xoxo!
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