Artists with Radical Visions: Shifting, Challenging, and Thriving

December 13, 2016, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Facilitated by A. Nia Austin-Edwards, Founder of PURPOSE Productions

What do you need to thrive? What does access look like and how can it shift? How are gatekeepers with access challenging systems, breaking walls, and shattering glass ceilings? Using a model of engagement rather than service, we delve into how we can be our best advocate and support radical visions for collective thriving.

This strategic dialogue complicates the conversation around needs and resources. We will work together to define boundaries, affirm goals, and stand in our power. The workshop will also include a space for mock negotiations as we discuss strategies to better support artists in a way that moves us beyond survival to envision and realize our own self-determined liberated lifestyles.

This workshop is part of FAB’s year-long series, The Sustainable Artist Toolkit.

Details

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 *note the date change*
7pm – 9pm
Hosted by Loisaida Inc.
RSVP below!

About A. Nia Austin-Edwards
IMG_0004Nia is the Founder of PURPOSE Productions, which supports artists and organizers in the manifestation of PURPOSE-full work that seeks to unify and develop our world community. Her performing career began in her mother’s womb, developed in Atlanta, GA at Total Dance/Dancical Productions, Inc., and was further formalized through Tri-Cities Visual & Performing Arts Magnet High School and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Since her transition from Marketing & Communications Director at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, PURPOSE Productions has supported choreographers such as Adia Tamar Whitaker and Marjani Forte-Saunders, theater artists such as dear Ella Turenne and Latonia Phipps, organizations such as 651 ARTS and STooPS, initiatives such as Paloma McGregor’s Dancing While Black and Camille A. Brown’s The Gathering, among others.

PURPOSE Productions
Purpose-Production-logo-symbolPURPOSE Productions supports artists and organizers in the manifestation of PURPOSE-full work that seeks to unify and develop our world community. We work with both individual artists and cultural institutions providing a wide range of services to bring visions to fruition. We have supported dance artists such as Adia Tamar Whitaker and Marjani Forte-Saunders, theater artists such as Ella Turenne and Latonia Phipps, organizations such as 651 ARTS and STooPS, and initiatives such as Paloma McGregor’s Dancing While Black and Camille A. Brown’s The Gathering, among others. Our work is rooted in an Africanist aesthetic and value system, and both our team and our clients represent diverse cultures, genres, and experiences.

Registration is closed for this event.