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ONLINE: EMILY JOHNSON (NY) + YANIRA CASTRO (BK/NY) – Collective Action towards Transformational Funding

Aug. 31, 2021— 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Tue.)
PWYC (Pay-what-you-can)
Open to artists of all disciplines
Language of instruction: English — French translation through chat available
Capacity: 10 people


CONTENT // This workshop will center the recently published document “Creating New Futures: Phase 2 Notes for Equitable Funding from Arts Workers.” We will discuss “meantime strategies” and future dreaming for a more radically equitable, ethical, and inclusive performance ecosystem, and transformation work through various social justice perspectives including the implementation of these values in ‘real-time.’ CNF is a non-hierarchical, decentralized collective of performance arts workers. We will share a brief history of CNF. In preparation for the workshop, it would be most helpful to have read the document, “Creating New Futures: Notes for Equitable Funding from Arts Workers.” Please bring to the workshop your questions and musings. READ/DOWNLOAD PDF OR LISTEN TO AUDIO RECORDING HERE >  

This workshop is part of a three workshop series curated by Addendum collective. Addendum Actions Criticality with Care (AACC) is a process focused collective learning group formed in July 2020. The group members are Angie Cheng, Ellen Furey, Jon Cleveland, Kate Nankervis, Sasha Kleinplatz, Sonya Stefan and N. Zoey Gauld. A public discussion will follow the workshop series where workshop participants, members of the collective, and the general public are invited to come together.

BIO // Yanira Castro is a Puerto Rican interdisciplinary artist living in Lenapehoking (Brooklyn, NY). Since 2009, she has made performances, installations and online archives with a team of collaborators under the moniker, a canary torsi. a canary torsi’s practice has involved developing systems, scores, and software programs so that elements of performance (choreography, text, music, environment) unfold in real time in response to the presence/participation of the audience, building the work as a communal act. Castro has received two Bessie Awards for Outstanding Production and a NYFA Choreography Fellowship as well as various commissions, residencies and project grant awards. She is one of the co-authors of “Creating New Futures’ Phase 1: Working Guidelines for Ethics & Equity in Presenting Dance & Performance,” and “Phase 2: Notes on Equitable Funding from Arts Workers.” Both are collectively-written documents drafted as calls-to-action to address deep-rooted inequities in the performance field.

Emily Johnson is an artist who makes body-based work. She is of the Yup’ik Nation and is a land and water protector and an activist for justice, sovereignty and well-being. She lives on the Lower East Side of Manahatta in Lenapehoking.