Out of Orbit is a once-off virtual arts festival rooted in Cork city, and broadcast online around the world. It is produced by Opal Productions, a collective of twelve emerging female producers who came together under the Masters in Arts Management and Creative Producing at University College Cork, Ireland. Featuring a comprehensive variety of artforms from music to fashion and storytelling to dance,this festival has been produced entirely online.
A one-of-a-kind scenario leads us to this one-of-a-kind programme running from the 13th May - 16th May 2021. Out of Orbit welcomes audiences, both international and local, to sit back, relax, and embrace their time out of orbit. We produce the content, you create the atmosphere.
Having never met in person, Opal Productions came together virtually to produce this festival to reconnect audiences to the arts and artists to their communities we have so greatly missed. Just like our audiences, we have had to make, unmake and remake our plans this past year. The festival has been programmed to affirm the idea that the arts are essential. Every event is produced from our distinct backgrounds and reflects each producer's personality. We are giving artists and audiences the opportunity to express their resilience, celebrate creativity, harness change and be inspired by our journey Out of Orbit.