The philosophy of Kingston on the Edge (KOTE) is to provide a platform for contemporary artists to showcase their work that pushes the boundaries of the conventional. Although initially intended for cutting edge, avant garde art, this Festival welcomes all artists, including those working in more traditional styles. The goal of the Festival is to combine all forms of art being produced in today’s society into a week long celebration of the freedom of self-expression. KOTE will provide an opportunity for artists, venues and the general public to interact creatively, with a view to developing and harnessing the incredible artistic potential of our city, country, region and world.
Our events include visual art shows, movie showings, plays, concerts, open houses, digital/multimedia shows and anything else anyone can think of. The relative lack, in Kingston, of outlets for creative and innovative artists, combined with the huge surfeit of talent and ideas, mean that this Festival is both necessary and inevitable. That’s why we're doing it!