On Air Fest is the gathering place for the creative vanguard in sound. Three days of live stories, music, art performance and listening parties. We bring together an expansive range of emerging and established voices to explore the creative possibilities of the medium. On Air Fest has featured thought leaders and artists including Roxane Gay, Laurie Anderson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jenna Wortham and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad.
Previous program partners range from The New York Times and WNYC to The Moth, Marvel, HotPod, Stitcher, DJ Stretch Armstrong and musician Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto. The festival includes 100+ presenters, 11M social impressions, 150K listens, and thousands of attendees onsite.
The core of On Air Fest is exploring storytelling and creativity in sound.
We program folks in unexpected ways that lets their really voices come through. On Air takes inspiration from creative conferences, performance art and music festivals—hyphenating worlds and providing a magical space to advance the culture of audio. It exists as a rallying point for leading voices, new movements and curious listeners inspired by the art of sound.
Sienna Fekete is a producer and curator based in New York City with a background in radio, podcasting, and music. She is a co-founder of Chroma, a cultural agency & creative studio centering the work and perspectives of woc. She has worked exclusively with BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, On Air Fest, Red Bull Arts, NTS, The Lot Radio, StoryCorps, Top Rank Magazine, Domino Sound, Playground Radio and SiriusXM. She looks forward to creating more initiatives with Chroma, producing and programming more audio projects, growing her practice as a curator and archivist, and building collectively with her community.
She has worked with: Adidas, CultureHub, AnOther Magazine, Awake NY, Knockdown Center, The Standard, 8 Ball Community, POWRPLNT, The Public Art Fund, and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Skills:Audio (radio / podcast / music / events)
Curation (art exhibitions / event production & programming)
Writing (editorial / copy / journalism)
Archiving (various archival work across mediums)
Arts Administration (education / management)
Business (strategy / consultation / talent booking)