art Work

art Work is a monthly, roundtable-format podcast that celebrates the work (see: labor, skill, thoughtfulness) of artists and cultural workers in New York City, with a particular focus on performance as well as community engagement. Hosted by FABnyc’s Executive Director Risa Shoup, each episode features 2 to 3 guests from the arts and culture sector reflecting upon a weekly theme.

With this podcast, we want to:

– celebrate contemporary performance and art
– bring to the table arts and cultural leaders from the Lower East Side and beyond, and elevate the performance lens as a powerful way of navigating the world
– have a means of expression to talk about difficult issues & political discourse as it manifests in the contemporary art realm
– debunk the myth that the creation and production of art and culture functions only as a form of entertainment and does not consist of “real work”

We’re also excited to feature a range of LES-based/-grown musicians who will be graciously providing some sweet tunes to bring us into and out of each episode.

artWork was originally conceived by Risa Shoup and Denise Shu Mei

Season 1 – Executive Producer Risa Shoup, Associate Producer Denise Shu Mei

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Learn about guests & and featured music by episode:

1. Introducing: art Work

2. C is for Curation… and Care

3. Live, Learn, Lead

4. Did someone say Thank You?

5. Connecting with Liberation

6. Recon: Cultural Equity

7. Real Talk/Kip Talk

8. Civic Engagement

9. Small Business