Form Festival is hosted annually at Arcosanti, seventy miles north of Phoenix & south of Sedona in Arizona’s high desert. An “urban laboratory” focused on innovative design, community, and environmental accountability, Arcosanti was built by 7000+ students since 1970, under the direction of the late visionary architect, Paolo Soleri.
FORM was founded by the Hundred Waters family in response to their experiences performing at music festivals around the globe. While most festivals amassed large audiences, the group found that any meaningful intimacy, time for collaboration, and connection to the festival’s environments were often left to the wayside. The founders envisioned something more personal, collaborative, lean, and lasting.
Visiting Arcosanti for the first time, they knew they had found the first home for such an experience.
Free-by-application, and made possible through patronage and in-kind support, a diverse community of creators is empowered to participate in FORM without financial barriers. Instead, participants are invited for their creativity, thoughtfulness, and intention. The program includes performances, discussions, workshops, installations, technologies and activities that: