Ep. 03 – Did someone say Thank You?

In the 3rd episode of art Work, Geoffrey Jackson Scott, Betty Yu, and Megan Marshall gather around to talk about generosity! What does generosity even mean in our work? Generous labor? Laborious generosity?! We talk Thank You emails, listening, compensation… and so much more!  We have our first segment of “+1/-1”, a lightning round segment where our guests get to literally ‘+1’ or ‘-1’ a statement (caveats a plenty). Pizza Rat, anyone?

Learn more about our guests Betty, Geoffrey, & Megan on Episode 3 of art Work below. Props to our guest musician/producer, Johnathan… who didn’t get us one! But we do have links below on how to get to more of his music.

BETTY YU is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, educator and activist. She is a co-founder of the Chinatown Art Brigade, a cultural collective telling stories of Chinatown tenants fighting gentrification through public projections. Her documentary “Resilience” about her garment worker mother fighting against sweatshop conditions, screened at national and international film festivals including the Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. Yu’s multi-media installation, “The Garment Worker” was featured at Tribeca Film Institute’s Interactive. She co-created “Monument to Anti-Displacement Organizing” in the Agitprop! show at Brooklyn Museum. Betty was a 2012 Public Artist-in-Resident with the Laundromat Project and is a 2015 Cultural Agent with the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) a people-powered social justice and art network. Ms. Yu is currently on the Board of Directors of Working Films, Deep Dish TV and Third World Newsreel, progressive media and film organizations.

Betty received the 2016 SOAPBOX Artist Award from the Laundromat Project. She holds a BFA from NYU’s TSOA and a MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College. Betty is a 2016 A Blade of Grass Fellow for Socially Engaged Art for her project with Chinatown Art Brigade. Ms. Yu’s organizing recognitions include being the recipient of the Union Square Award for grassroots activism and a semi-finalist of the National Brick “Do Something” Award for community leadership in Chinatown.

You can find Betty at www.bettyyu.net, on twitter at @bettyyu21 or see what she’s up to @CtownArtBrigade! You can also see her work with Chinatown Art Brigade, “Resilience/Resistance: Chinatown Art Brigade” Exhibit at Pearl River Mart Gallery, 395 Broadway. The Exhibit is open daily, Jan 7-22 2017, from 10am to 7:20pm.

GEOFFREY JACKSON SCOTT is a Brooklyn-based creative producer, independent curator, engagement strategist, and cultural organizer. He is Co-Founder and Creative Director of the communications and engagement strategy firm Peoplmovr.

You can find Geoffrey on Instagram + Twitter at @peoplmovr. In real life, Geoffrey is also often seen at the Public Theater and Museum of Moving Image, as part of his work with Peoplmovr.

MEGAN MARSHALL serves as the Director of Internal Operations at New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW). Prior to NYTW, Ms. Marshall served as the Controller at New York City Opera (NYCO) under George Steel and was on the team to through NYCO’s bankruptcy. Previously, she served as Payroll Manager for The Public Theater. Ms. Marshall has also worked in various capacities for Vineyard Arts Project on Martha’s Vineyard, Theatre for One with Tony-Award-Winning Set Designer Christine Jones, artist Soibhan Cronin who works/performs in San Francisco, Santa Fe, and New York, Brooklyn Academy of Music, P.S.122, and O&M Press Company. She received her MA in Performing Arts Administration from New York University and her BA in Theater Management from College of Santa Fe in New Mexico.

You can find Megan on twitter @meganemarshall and at the Workshop www.nytw.org, or follow them @nytw79 (twitter + insta).

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