Experimental Action is a biennial, three day, innovative International performance art festival next occurring in February 2019. The festival features a collection of groundbreaking International and non-local performance artists along with Houston-based performance artists. Each of the three nights is hosted at a different Houston venue and consists of a series of engaging, participatory and experimental performance art works.
Incoming performance artists speak at area universities and lead workshops during the days. We host a symposium featuring a panel discussion, created with the intention to process experiences from the festival and to facilitate critical dialogue about the work presented. The festival aims to create and nurture a short term community. Through communal housing and meals, local artists, volunteers and incoming artists connect, creating cultural exchange, lasting connections and future collaborations. The festival is fueled by an enthusiastic team of artists, skilled volunteers and the support of Houston’s thriving performance art community.
Learn more about our festival at www.experimentalaction.com and be sure to check out our blog which is filled with rich content about performance art and Houston!
We are incredibly grateful to the generous donors of the event! When you donate, here are the perks your can qualify for:
Individual Sponsorship Levels:
$35 - Experimental Action sticker and buttons ($2 value)
$100 - The gifts above plus, 2018 PAN (Performance Art Night monthly event) free entrance and a thank you on the website ($35 value)
$250 - The gifts above plus, 1 ticket to Experimental Action (ExA), and a performance gift ($45 value)
$500 - The gifts above plus, 2 tickets to ExA, a thank you on website and at live events, and 1 invite to a communal meal during festival ($130)
$1000 - The gifts above plus, 4 tickets to ExA, and 2 Invites to communal meals during festival ($150)
$2500 - The gifts above plus, 4 3-day passes to ExA, 2 tickets to Performance Art Dinner, 4 Invites to communal meal during festival ($150)
Here are some reviews of Experimental Action 2017:
"ExA filled a niche that Houston has a long history of but has recently lacked: a strong presentation of young and subversive performance art."
- Brandon Zech, Glasstire
"I think festivals like EA create important, transgressive moments to both connect and educate the general public to just how broad a swath of thinkers are out there in the world. Seeing artists like Chris Stevens take to the streets outside of Notsuoh and engage passersby is an important part of connecting and demonstrating that other viewpoints are important in the world. This has never been more crucial that it is now. Either by drawing in others’ eyes via taking to the streets or piquing people’s curiosity enough for them to buy a festival badge, performance art and festivals in particular are perfect for bursting us all out of our safe bubbles."
-Michael Anthony, Artist
“Art crowds are known for being a tad poncy and pretentious. This was NOT the case here.”