A group of individuals and organizations, our 2021 Convening Partners reflect a broad range of places, identities, scales, and focus – all working in intentional and reflective ways to build what’s needed for the road ahead.

AS220 Providence, Rhode Island

A non-profit community arts organization in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, founded on the principle that freedom of expression is crucial for the development of strong communities and individual spirits.

Center for Afrofuturist Studies – Iowa City, Iowa

An artist residency program of Public Space One that reimagines the futures of marginalized people by creating dynamic workspaces for artists of color. Dynamic means interactive, supportive, community-engaged, rigorous, and inclusive.

Martina Dodd – Atlanta, Georgia

An art historian and curator whose concept driven shows have touched on topics relating to race, gender, and power dynamics.

Racing Magpie – Rapid City, South Dakota

A Lakota-centric arts and culture organization, founded in 2015 to center the Lakota practice of being a good relative in everything that one does. Racing Magpie's work is focused on elevating and amplifying the ongoing work of community-based artists and culture bearers.

S Rodriguez – Dallas, Texas

An interdisciplinary artist, writer, arts organizer, and co-creator of Paraspace Books – a transient bookstore dedicated to queer sci-fi and speculative fiction.

Wide Awakes – Global

An open-source network who radically reimagine the future through creative collaboration.