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.