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F* the Gala

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.

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NaNoWriMo and Early Words

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.

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NTP New England Regional Convening

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.

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Justice Producers Collaborative November 2022

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

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WAYS TO RESPOND TO INJUSTICE 

These alliterative techniques for responding to injustice from Claudia Alick of Calling Up Justice are inspired by bystander trainings, peer exchange sessions, and personal experience. The “three D’s” are ways to respond direct, delayed, or delegated response. The “seven R’s” are types of response Request More Info, Redirect, Remove, Reflect, Reframe, Record, Re-educate.

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“I’m One of the Good Ones”: Ugly Laws, Survival, and the Power of Celebrating Things that Aren’t Pretty

It was just me understanding that if I am a coded as being societally “ugly” in specific ways that I will not receive the care and treatment I need. So, I told myself, “I have to be the most attractive sick person, the most able-bodied-looking sick person.” Adding on to that, I also am expected to complain about not being able to aerial dance and do exercise shit. So that people really know that I’m one of the good ones, the one that they should save.

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Early Words

EarlyWords is a simple tool for daily, stream-of-consciousness journaling to jumpstart your day. We were inspired to build earlyWords by one of the best tools for getting our minds and hearts moving! The private, stream-of-consciousness journaling known as ‘morning pages’ are the first and most important practice described in Julia Cameron’s wonderful work The Artists Way. …

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