DIY Spring is an annual art and music festival presenting underground art by Black, Indigenous and people of colour to the Ottawa area.
Our goal is to shape the future of arts and culture across Canada by creating an inventive platform for artists and audiences.
We believe in grassroots, underground, imaginative art as a vessel for joy, inspiration and social progress.
Our curation prioritizes BIPOC women, 2SLGBTQ+ individuals, youth and those who face increased systemic barriers to presenting their work on festival stages and institutions in the Ottawa region.
We aim to improve the working conditions for marginalized artists, to reduce barriers to accessing art for our audience members, and to create an inclusive environment that brings people together to celebrate community.