Nuart Aberdeen Announces Postponement of 2020 Festival
Another great annual event has been postponed for the foreseeable the future. Nuart Festival's Aberdeen event, which was to be its 4th edition in the Scottish coastal city, has been postponed from its original dates of Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 April 2020.
As we continue to emphasize on all of our channels, its not just the artists who miss out. These events take hundreds of people to organize and produce, from volunteers to staffers. Losing these events is a crush to months and years of hard work and dedication, and it pains us, alhtough completely necessary, to see so many colleagues with uncertain futures in this industry. Obvioulsy, we have been attending Nuart since 2011, from Stavanger, Norway to Aberdeen, and will announce new dates as soon as we hear.
Nuart Founder, Martyn Reed, said in a statement:
In our desire to see art become part of people's everyday lives, we work with much broader than usual demographics - from infants to children to youth to marginalised groups and the elderly -as well as dozens of local businesses of course. We consider Nuart as a large sprawling international family, and the last thing we want to do -is to put any of these, or the public at risk.
Following the recommendations of governmental agencies, the decision has been taken to postpone the Nuart Aberdeen festival until further notice. The safety of the public, our artists, crew and partners is our upmost priority and we will work closely with our Nuart partners in Stavanger and Aberdeen City Council to rearrange this world class event.ss
The safety of the public, our artists, crew, volunteers and employees is our upmost priority. As an international event which attracts tens of thousands, and with artists and crew travelling from across the world, this decision was not taken lightly. We know that this news will be disappointing to many people and we appreciate your understanding in such difficult times. We remain committed to bringing the festival to Aberdeen at an appropriate time in 2020 and we will continue to assess the continually evolving situation in coming months.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely, however, the health and wellbeing of all our participants, public and crew is our number one priority. As an artist-run and publically minded organisation, we take this decision seriously and will work hard to make sure all of the hard work behind this event does not get lost or wasted.