RACC is pleased to continue providing support to artists, creatives, makers, and arts organizations in our community. Throughout this calendar year we will be repeating some of our most popular professional development workshops such as, grant writing and event production, in addition to new topics. RACC workshops are offered throughout every quadrant of the city at affordable prices – every workshop is $30 or less!
Additionally, as part of our organizational efforts to be an active agent of change, we are launching a new pilot program, Art & Power: A Conversation Series, which will focus on the experiences of historically marginalized communities in the arts. This series will engage our creative community in safe and intentional dialogue to address systemic oppression in the arts, the power structures in place, and everything in between. These conversations will be free and open to the public. We hope that you can join us as we engage in these critical conversations that affect all of us.
The RACC professional development workshops and Art & Power conversations series below are open for registration.
For more information on workshops please contact: Humberto Marquez-Mendez, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art & Power: The Art of Code-switching
April 26th from 6-8PM @ Taborspace
Panel facilitated by Anna Vo
Our second installment will feature a panel of 5 artists of color, Demian DinéYazhi´, Jenny Chu, Melanie Stevens, Pepe Moscoso, and Roshani Thakore, discussing the phenomena of code-switching and how it presents itself in the arts. Code-switching, the practice of alternating between different languages or cultural dialects, has become an effortless ability for people of color interacting with white and non-white communities in order to meet societal expectations, to be successful and to avoid negative stereotypes. How does code-switching manifest in the lives of artists of color? Does the composition of their audience affect their artistic practice? Join us and listen to these 5 artists discuss their experience with code-switching and the burden of identity in a majority white city and eurocentric arts scene.
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