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Move to Action: Field Organizing for the Movement for Black Lives

In recent days, hundreds of members of the artist organization field from across the US have been called to action in support of the Movement for Black Lives. Below is growing list of projects, mutual-aid and fundraising efforts, resources and actions. Common Field seeks to continue to amplify the work of our network members and the field at large. PLEASE get in touch to add yours to the list at hello [​at​] commonfield.org.

ANTI-RACISM Resources: bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.


Afterican American Museum in Philadelphia
Uprising: A Conversation on Race, Protest & Resistance in Philly, Thursday June 11, 2020, 6:00pm-7:00pm (EDT) - LINK

Art + Feminism
A George Floyd Uprisings Collaborative Resource List - https://bit.ly/AFGeorgeFloyd

Arts.Black
A very, very short list of bail funds, freedom funds + mutual aid networks to support right now throughout the U.S - LINK

Art/Design Resources for Diversifying, Decannonizing, and Decolonizing Curricula
Arts Organizer and Curator Christoper Lynn has assembled this open source document.

Art for Philadephia
Art for Philadelphia is a response to the surge of resistance to police violence against black communities - https://artforphiladelphia.com.

Art Hoe Collective
Art Hoe Microgrants Iniative - Support for Artists of Color impacted by the COVID-10 Pandemic - on Instagram.

Art Workers for Black Lives
An Open Letter from Arts and Cultural Workers of NYC,Demanding the Defunding of the Police and Investment in BIPOC Communities - https://artsworkersforblacklives.com/

Artist Coalition for a Just Philadelphia
Emergency Art Action to Fund Black Futures - event at Philly City Hall on June 16, 2020, 1 pm EDT - Facebook Event

Black Art Futures Fund
Black Art Futures Fund (BAFF) is a collective of emerging philanthropists promoting the elevation and preservation of Black arts & culture. Through grant making, board-matching, and organization-to-donor cultivation, we seek to amplify and strengthen the future of Black art- at https://www.blackartfutures.org.

The Black School
An experimental art school teaching radical black histories - https://theblack.school.

Boston Arts for Black Lives
An open letter from Boston arts and cultural workers in demand of racial equity and social transformation - https://www.bostonartsforblacklives.com.

Chicago Art for Black Futures
A platform that raises funds for black-led organizations through the sale of prints, drawings, lightweight flatworks and editioned media at https://www.chicagoartforblackfutures.com.

Chicago Art for Black Lives
An open letter from Chicago artists for abolition - https://www.chicagoartsforblacklives.com/

Coaxial
How Can I Help: A Resource Guide - a downloadable PDF

CUE Art Foundation
CUE Resource List to Support Black Lives at http://cueartfoundation.org/resource-list-to-support-black-lives.

DIRT.DMV
White Fragility Mix Tape - at dirtdmv.com

#ForTheCulture
An open letter to New York City’s Cultural Institutions - https://fortheculture2020.com.

RHIZOME.ORG
Digital Resources for a Movement Against Police Violence at rhizome.org

The People's Paper Co-Op
Ongoing work with the Phila Bail Fund - http://peoplespaperco-op.weebly.com/

Philly Arts for Black Lives​: Asian Arts Initiave, BlackStar Film Festival and Vox Populi
An open letter to Mayor Kenney and City Council - http://phlartsforblacklives.com.

PICA (Portland Institue for Contemporary Art
Ways to Take Action: Reading Lists, Articles, and Online Content - on the pica.org Blog

Printed Matter
Editions offered in solidarity and support on printedmatter.org

Printed Matter
An open call for free pdfs of anti-racist posters, pamphlets, signs, flyers, organizing material, handouts and zines that provide information about the ongoing fight for racial equality and the movement to protect black lives on printedmatter.org.

Project Row Houses and Jaison Oliver
Juneteenth Wikipedia Online Workshop - focusing on Houston's Black Artists in celebration of Juneteenth. Register online.

Sixty Inches from Center
Resources Towards Black Liberation - Created in collaboration with several artists, organizers, and other trusted friends of Sixty, this list is meant to serve two purposes. First is to provide resources for those who want to build their knowledge and understanding around abolition and liberation movements like #DefundPolice, CPD out of CPS, prison abolition, reparations, wealth redistribution, or divest/invest strategies, as well as the organizers who have been leading this work for quite some time

Spirits Up
A series of healing workshops and actions in public parks in Philadelphia leading up to Juneteenth, geared toward Black social justice activists - https://www.spiritsup.life.

The Union for Contemporary Art
A full range of mutual aid projects - from free wifi to garden produce and BLM poster print distribution at https://www.u-ca.org.

Vera List Center for Art and Politics
ART • WORK • PLACE: Emergency Session III - Tuesday, June, 16, 2020 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM (EDT)

Women's Center for Creative Work (WCCW)
Donation matching to support the ovement for Black Lives - on Instagram

WKSHPS
Offering free design consulting time for black and black-led non-profits, cultural orgs, businesses, artists, designers and other folks - on Intagram.