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Convening Resources

Below, please find a compilation of resources from 2020 Convening Online sessions. This list is growing and evolving as we receive additional materials from presenters, so stay tuned for more!

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A Certain Kind of Space: How We Sustain Each Other

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Session Presentation (Google Slides)

All Together Session: Notas al Calce/Footnotes to the City

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Alt-Text as Poetry

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Session Presentation (PDF)
Writing prompts + Discussion questions (Google Docs)
Further Reading (Google Docs)

Art Education in the Red: Strategies for Cultural Education and Resilience in Underfunded Communities

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Session Presentation (PDF)

Art & Environmental Activism from the Frontline

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Franky Cruz: Butterfly Sweat, edited by Peter Vauughan (Google Drive)
Franky Cruz: Vivarium Meconium Laboratory, edited by Chop 'Em Up Films (Google Drive)

Artist Studio as Community Space: Building Safe Spaces Though Arts Partnership:

Archival Video (Vimeo)

ASSEMBLES: A Model for Collaborative Learning

Archival Video (Vimeo)
About ASSEMBLIES (NAVEL)
The Practical Guide to ASSEMBLIES (NAVEL)
Poll Results (Google Drive)
Email NAVEL

Being Good Neighbors: Principles of Community Care | a Kaleidoscope Conversation

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Open Resources Document (Google Docs)
Session Presentation (PDF)

Building Language Justice for Artists and Arts Organizations

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Libros Antena Books (Website)

Building Safer Spaces in Creative Communities:

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Safer Spaces Crowdsourced List (Open Google Doc)
Session Presentation (PDF)

Beyond the Binaries Virtual Brunch (B.Y.O. Brunch)

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Care and Tenderness in Cooperative Cultural Work

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Collectivizing Cultural Work:

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Organizing Steps (Image)

Common Field Spirit and Soul — a tea + happy hour

Archival Video (Vimeo)
A creative form to catch the spirit of Common Field (Excerpt) (PDF)
A creative form to catch the spirit of Common Field (Full Text) (PDF)

Crip DIY: Do-It-Together!

Archival Video (Vimeo)
​• Tangled Art + Disability Accessibility Toolkit (PDF)
•​ Accessing the Arts: A discoverable listings and resources website run by Creative Users Projects. A free place to post for events and opportunities that center Deaf and disability culture, artists, and audiences, or they provide additional accommodations such as relaxed performance, ASL interpretation, and audio description. (Website)
Art In Translation: A project of Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology and Access to Life that serves to document and publish projects, exhibitions, artistic projects and research initiatives co-produced by Bodies in Translation and collaborating artists, scholars, and community members. (Website)

Define Nomadic Space: Arts Organizing, Pandemic, and Virtual Experience

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Continue the Conversation (Common Field Forum)
Further Reading (Google Docs)

Fuck With Your Femme: Reifying Black Expansiveness Through Signifying and Pleasure

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Session Presentation (Google Slides)

Houston, We Have a Problem: Confronting Racism in the Arts

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Confronting Racism in the Arts: Additional Resources for Continued Reflection & Discussion (PDF)
Identifying Various Forms of Racism (PDF)
Guidelines for Sharing and Listening Poem (PDF)

Land Art Generators: Regenerative Design and Community Heritage

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Session Presentation (PDF)

Let’s Get Real about Community Engagement - Sharing Lessons

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Matching Minorities//Doubtful Doubles: A Conversation on Institutionalized Racism, Tokenism, Microaggressions, and Inclusion vs. Optics in the Art World

Archival Video (Vimeo)

This session also included a participatory discussion among the presenters and attendees, which took place contemporaneously in Zoom’s chat function. The chat portion has been broken out into these two resources:

Tips for Anti-Racist Allyship in the Art World and Academy (PDF)
Racist Scenarios & Solutions (PDF)

People and Place - Social Practice in Practice

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Project Row Houses Summer Studios 2017 Syllabus (Word Document)
Spa Embassy (Website)
Spa Embassy COVID-19 Statement (Website)

Perspectives of Arts and Health in Houston

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Caroline Dowcra's Center for Performing Arts Medicine Rresentation (Canva)

Running the Rural Residency: Equity + Access + (Peer) Exchange

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Side Hustling: Surviving creatively on multiple levels of an arts ecosystem

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Side Hustling Zine (PDF)

Towards a Fossil Free Culture

Archival Video (Vimeo)

Towards Creative Government: Models for Municipal-Artist Partnerships

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Municipal Artist Partnerships Guide (Website)

Trigger(Ed): Ethics of Witnessing

Archival Video (Vimeo)
Trigger(Ed): Trauma Toolkit (Google Folder)