7th Annual
JP Porchfest
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Mindy Fried and Marie Ghitman, co-founders of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, are thrilled to announce that this much-treasured event is being handed over - with love and gratitude - to the amazing artists and art-managers from Dunamis, a Boston-based nonprofit organization.

Mindy and Marie express how much they have loved creating this festival, and the importance of passing it on to the artists/arts managers at Dunamis:

We have loved producing JP Porchfest for the past 6 years, but we feel that it is time for a transition. We know that JP Porchfest will thrive under Dunamis’s leadership. Dunamis will bring to this project their brilliance, creativity and commitment to artists and arts-managers of color. Porchfesters are in for a treat!
Founded in 2017, Dunamis serves as a nexus for professional development, community-building, consultation, production, advocacy and developing equitable pipelines for access and leadership in creative spaces- particularly for emerging artists and arts managers of color. Neo Gcabo, the Director of Marketing and Community Development at Dunamis, will be the new JP Porchfest lead producer. Neo is a Boston-based arts-manager as well as an RnB, Jazz, Neo-Soul singer. Originally from Pretoria, South Africa, Neo graduated from Berklee College of Music with a Music Business degree. She has performed at events such as the Boston Book Festival, the Regatta Bar, and Emerson College, and toured internationally with the University of Pretoria Youth Choir.
In this time of uncertainty, the arts have been forced to pivot as we navigate the challenges of COVID. At Dunamis, our focus is to steer the work of Porchfest to highlight BIPOC-run organizations and communities, elevate the collaboration of community partners, and create long-lasting relationships between artists and community members through a robust, safe and engaging festival. With the fundamental work Marie and Mindy have done, we are excited to launch a reimagined Porchfest to the world. – Neo Gcabo
Dunamis will of course adapt the event to ensure safety, based on the status of the COVID pandemic in summer/fall of 2021.

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