F* THE GALA has been our year-long digital performance and social experiment around arts fundraising. Folks are experiencing liberating exploration of decolonizing wealth, critiquing toxic philanthropy, and analyzing our performance in the arts fundraising ecology. We received anonymous contributions of ideas from Fundraisers, Donors, and also artists. We have had special guests witness and contribute to artistic and thought provoking offerings throughout the year that resulting in a culminating event and report to the wider national arts community.
We have been holding live writing sessions on tiktok using the EarlyWords platform. We love how it helps us track our word count and gives us encouraging prompts while we write. We were invited to participate in National Novel Writing Month and used this as our excuse to launch the live writes. We held 30 hours of writing over the month of November.
To do this work, The People’s WPA will select a group of collaborators to support in a 6 month process. Our work will be organized around the themes of HEALING, NOURISHMENT, LIBERATION, REGENERATION, REMEMBERING, TRUTH TELLING, and DEEPENING DEMOCRACY, understanding these as vital ways in which community-based artists and cultural workers are steadfastly working to repair society and move us all into a more sustainable and enriching future.
VR, AR and spatial audio present significant access frictions and barriers for disabled users and creators; as such, this lab seeks to generate collective/participatory access through virtual and in-person convenings with the goal of imagining new creative pathways for experiencing metaverse artworks amongst participants and future audiences. Two virtual meetings (January 2023 and March 2023) …
The National Theater Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts is delighted to announce the 2022 National Theater Project Regional Convening in New England. Regional convenings are part of NEFA’s effort towards understanding the theatremaking ecology across the nation, with past locations including in Jackson, MS; Phoenix, AZ; Minneapolis/St Paul, MN; and Knoxville, TN. We are excited to resume this practice here with our local community in a hybrid three-day event.
This gathering continues to magically be the perfect size and population. This month was a comfortable mix of regulars, newbies, and folks who have been absent for a few months. Our justice producing practices covered men’s wellness, tech industries, visual arts industry, film and television, gender justice, indigenous and climate justice, disability justice, and racial justice. Several more seeds to lead you to knowledge or places to to support were planted in the JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE GARDEN
Please enjoy Maiamama’s report out for her presentation with the Civic Media Leadership Social Hour with USC Annenburg Innovation Lab on Gaming4Justice and open source accessible Video Game design. Hi everyone! Maiamama here. I’d like to thank the Annenberg Innovation Lab (https://www.annenberglab.com/civic-media-fellowship/2023-cohort/) and the USC Civic Media Fellowship for hosting and attending our social hour …