Place, Race, Geography and Power

Chaun Webster (Session Host)
Dylan Miner
Shawn(ta) Smith
Maria Sykes

Artists and arts organizers propose, create and advocate for alternative projects, spaces and institutions in a variety of communities and contexts. Place, race, geography and power matter to the field. Popular narratives about artists and arts organizing often simplify our roles, the contours of our identities and our artistic work, as well as our participation in broader social movements. This session will consider assumptions and alternatives to widely-held notions about artistic centers and margins, provoking new questions and possibilities for the field.