About the Festival

Refraction is a festival of music and arts online. The two-week program of performances, video exhibitions, installations and audiovisual performances from contemporary artists across sound, fashion, visual and digital art will take place in different locations across the internet, running nightly from July 16th through 30th, 2020.

Refraction has decided to premiere each specially commissioned project as a livestream. All performances will then be available on-demand in a virtual gallery on the Refraction website for the rest of the month. In lieu of tickets and festival passes, Refraction will raise money for Color Of Change, The Bail Project, Primary Colours, The Okra Project and Afrotectopia at each event throughout the festival.



Generate is an app created by a number of artists, creators, designers and developers. The app’s features are driven by a love for live effects in videos and photos.  We also have a studio called the assembly, which focuses on events, installations, activations and online creative projects.  

Safe Space Protocol 

Refraction is an online place where everyone should feel safe. This includes both our website and other places
where we might do events and installations on the internet or social media.
No hateful content is allowed in any way is allowed including anything racist, anything based on one's ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or otherwise. No violence or threats, bullying, harassment, or harmful or suicidal content is allowed. Be respectful and enjoy the art and music.

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