Fierce Festival, Executive Producer
Performance | Parties | Politics | Pop
Fierce is an international biannual festival of cross art form performance centred in Birmingham. The festival embraces theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, digital practices and parties. Fierce fills the city with performances in theatres, galleries and other out-of-the-ordinary spaces.
Fierce Festival was founded in 1998 by Mark Ball, now Associate Director at Manchester International Festival. In 2009, Laura McDermott and Harun Morrison took over as joint artistic directors of Fierce. They produced five editions of Fierce Festival as joint artistic directors between 2009 and 2015.
In December 2016 it was announced that Aaron Wright would take up the post of Artistic Director from Spring 2016. In spring 2017 Pippa joined the team as Festival Producer, working closely with Aaron to produce his inaugural festival to critical acclaim. They continue to work together with the next festival taking place in October 2019.
Fierce Festival is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.
Fierce is an Unlimited Ally organisation and a member of Live Art UK, the national network that brings promoters and facilitators together to support and facilitate Live Art infrastructure for artists and audiences.