Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Idea Lab Conversation: April Parker

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with April Parker
Friday, April 16 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join April Parker, Arts Administrator in Residence at Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency set in a 3-floor former thrift store in Greensboro, North Carolina. She is an activist, community leader, and a Creative Catalyst Fellow in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

www.elsewheremuseum.org/elsewhere-people

triad-city-beat.com/unveiling-monuments/

April Parker (she/her) was Elsewhere’s inaugural Creative Catalyst fellow is now embedded in the administration of the organization as an Arts Administrator In Residence. She is a cultural worker and architect of black spaces using public scholarship, radical librarianship, performance art, and direct action. As a community organizer and archivist April centers the lives, histories, legacies, resiliency, and magic of queer and trans-Black people; while working exhaustively at the intersections of social justice movements to create opportunities for institutional accountability, intergenerational relationship building and creative expressions of resistance. April is a black queer femme, a revolutionary mama, and a twin. Her heart work of grassroots organizing emphasizes the liberation and prosperity of Black folks. Parker drives movements forward, agitating public discourse to address systemic oppression and institutional racism to uplift Blackness.

Since 2011 April’s been at the forefront and front lines in Greensboro, serving as a founding member of Black Lives Matter Gate City, Trans Kindred Emergency Fund & Trans Reparations Project, NC Queer TROUBLMakers, Queer People of Color Collective of the Triad (QPOCC) as well as the Anti-Racist White Folks and Bayard Rustin Center LGBTQ Symposium.

April’s organizing credits include Juneteenth Jamboree, Black Power Town Hall, Black Girls, and Women Matter Town Hall, #SayHerName Defend Black Womanhood, Midnight March, Black Minds Matter Rally and Raised in the Revolution Youth Summit. She served as a Greensboro Delegate to the NC Black Women’s Roundtable Leadership Council as well as Working Group Strategic Facilitator for Democracy Greensboro. During which she co-authored a progressive political platform to push campaigning city councilors toward antiracism.

As a surveyor of landscapes, both socioeconomic and political, she created “intersectionality in action” workshops and intergenerational support groups, centering the lived experience of trans and queer people of color. She holds a B. A. in sociology from Kean University and an M.L.I.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Idea Lab Conversation: Montu Miller

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with Montu Miller
Friday, March 26 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join Montu Miller, ATHfactor-Liberty Entertainment Chief-Operating-Officer and Hip-Hop Advocate. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

ATHfactor-Liberty Entertainment
www.facebook.com/athfactor/

First Tuesday Performances
www.youtube.com/channel/UCFdzb8COpnYMuPlqD33v7cw

Tweed Recordings Live from Studio B
www.youtube.com/watch?v=X24CeDQBgwo&list=PLgQPDyq9Zc2OdvorsI_rpZDIm_FDbJ56R

Coming soon: Classic City Wax Vol. 2 and Now Is the Time compilations on vinyl!

Idea Lab Conversation: Alden DiCamillo

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with Alden DiCamillo
Wednesday, March 17 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join Alden DiCamillo, UGA MFA, queer (demiboi) artist, poet, arts writer, and mutual aid organizer through Athens Mutual Aid Network and an independent arts space called @l_.emon_drop. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Resources:

www.instagram.com/mutualaidathens/

www.instagram.com/l_.emon_drop

Asian Americans Advancing Justice
www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/donate

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (ATL chapter)
www.advancingjustice-atlanta.org/donate

www.instagram.com/redcanarysong

www.instagram.com/aapiwomanlead

www.instagram.com/napawf_atl

www.instagram.com/wussymag

Idea Lab Conversation: Carmon Colangelo

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with Carmon Colangelo
Wednesday, March 10 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join Carmon Colangelo, artist, dean of the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and founding director of Ideas for Creative Exploration. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Carmon Colangelo portfolio
samfoxschool.wustl.edu/portfolios/faculty/carmon_colangelo

Socially Engaged Practice at Sam Fox School
samfoxschool.wustl.edu/engage

Idea Lab Conversation: Andrew Salinas

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with Andrew Salinas
Wednesday, February 24 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join Andrew Salinas, Chair of the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission, a group that advises the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government on cultural affairs and aesthetic development of the built environment. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Resources:

Athens Cultural Affairs Commission
www.athensculturalaffairs.org

Arts In Community Resilience Award
www.athensculturalaffairs.org/arts-in-community-resilience-award-recipients/

Public Art Master Plan
www.athensculturalaffairs.org/category/master-plan/

Idea Lab Conversation: Stephanie Raines

Idea Lab Conversation: Arts + Community with Stephanie Raines
Friday, February 19 at 1 PM

How can organizations and artists work together to support vibrant communities? Join Stephanie Raines, artist advocate, independent curator, and Arts Division Administrator of the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. Free and open to the public via Zoom.

Resources:

Cities, Museums and Soft Power
By Gail Dexter Lord and Ngaire Blankenberg

Making Your Life as an Artist
By Andrew Simonet

Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Arts Programs
www.accgov.com/617/Arts

Alliance of Artist Communities: jobs, residencies & event info
artistcommunities.org/

Joan Mitchell Foundation: Legacy planning for artists
www.joanmitchellfoundation.org/professional-development

Springboard for the Arts: great downloadable resources
springboardforthearts.org/

AS220: practice//practice professional development for arts administrators
practicepractice.as220.org/

VoCA Network: Interdisciplinary programming on contemporary art
voca.network/