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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Stephen Bailey

Founding Partner, Bluespire, Producer, MA Media Studies '15
Stephen Bailey, MA Media Studies ’15 is the Founding Partner of Bluespire Productions, an independent film and media company located in New York City. Prior to launching Bluespire Productions, he spent more than a decade in marketing, content creation and business development.  Most recently, he acted as an executive producer on the documentary Strange Negotiations (SXSW 2019), as co-producer on the Sundance Audience Award winning film Burden (2018) and as an executive producer on Faith, an independent feature scheduled to premier in late 2019.  Stephen holds a BA in English Literature from The University of Georgia and an MA in Media Studies from The New School.