Participation in Art Fast can be in two ways:
PARTICIPATING IN THE 9-DAY CREATIVE FAST
Fasting is a form of constraint and Art Fast is based on the premise that constraints can lead to creativity. Many of the artists who participated in the previous sessions of Art Fast reported having breakthroughs in their art practice. The mode of participation depends on the individuals identifying themselves as creative/non-creative.
1. For those who are already in a creative field: Fasting is equivalent to abstaining from usual art materials and art processes, and seeing how their creativity flows.
2. For those who are not already in a creative field and wish to explore their creative side: Fasting is equivalent to removing daily distractions/hobbies and indulging in a creative challenge.
PARTICIPATING IN CREATIVE EVENTS
Art Fast has the characteristics of any festival — celebrating together with music, dance, fashion, food and shard experiences. Art Fast has several events that are uniquely designed to create a transformational cultural experience. Creative professionals who insist on active participation and inspire creative thinking in various forms, such as music, dance, performance, visual art, fashion, food etc, lead these events. These usually take the form of workshops and panel discussions and are organized in New York City, where Art Fast is based. Art Fast participants are encouraged to attend these events to help complement their fasting experiences and engage with other participants.