PUBLIC CONVERSATION: All welcome!
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

PUBLIC CONVERSATION: All welcome!

Cross-City Arts Partnerships: Challenges, Models & Impacts to Amplify New Voices

Thursday February 28, 6-8pm (with reception to follow)

Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square, Johnson Building, Rabb Hall

The Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON (CNAB) welcomes all to this free public conversation. The CNAB Team will convene speakers from Boston and beyond to share case studies of partnerships that have amplified the voice and visibility of curators working to reframe the cultural canon. The focus is on effective models toward change. The event will allow Boston-area curators, artists, students, funders, and all interested in the arts to engage in important questions, including: What are challenges in cross-city arts partnerships in connecting across differences in mission, audience, budget and scale? What arts partnership models have resulted in program innovations? What broader cultural/social impacts can collaborative curatorial projects have--new programming practices? structural shifts? cultural equity? With an introduction, moderated discussion and audience Q&A by Jen Mergel of CNAB, these panelists will share their experiences on cross-city collaboration:  

Carol Stakenas on her prior work in NYC with No Longer Empty, in LA with LACE, and in Boston as well as  ongoing connections through Social Practices Art Network (SPAN).

Terry Marshall on his work in Boston and New York with Intelligent Mischief and more.

David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library, on BPL cultural collaborations from the central and neighborhood branches, including with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, independent artists, and more.

Jasmine Wahi (aka @browngirlcurator) on her work in Newark with Project for Empty Space.

****THE EVENT IS FREE BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER AT THIS LINK. ****

This event is located in a space accessible for ranging mobilities. Learn more HERE.

This initiative is generously supported by a grant from The Krupp Family Foundation, and is hosted by the President's Office of the Boston Public Library in the Central Library in Copley Square. Fiscal sponsorship is provided by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.   

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CURATORIAL SUMMIT: By Invitation
Mar
1
9:00 AM09:00

CURATORIAL SUMMIT: By Invitation

Introducing the practice and program of the Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON

As the first convening of the Curatorial Network Accelerator BOSTON (CNAB), this daylong event will convene area curators and cultural presenters across backgrounds to note their observations, challenges and potential solutions for the unbalanced attention, support and demographics of curatorial work in Boston. The morning will be a facilitated discussion and listening workshop to allow colleagues to share collectively, with the key goal being to establish an understanding and trust for what a citywide curatorial network with open dialogue could be. The afternoon will focus the group on a review of CNAB’s proposed biennial co-mentorship program. The goal is to gather feedback on the program's assumptions, values, format, scale, timeline, and potential to measure impact. Participants will be invited to review the draft of the co-mentorship program description, as well as other readings, to come prepared with questions and ideas. Notes from the day will be collated as “lessons learned” for a grant proposal to fund the co-mentorship program.

The day will be facilitated by Allentza Michel, Founder of Powerful Pathways, Co-Founder of the Cross Cultural Collaborative, and Steering Committee member of NAAC Boston. Other guests to be announced.

This initiative is generously supported by a grant from The Krupp Family Foundation, and in-kind support from the Office of the President of the Boston Public Library. Fiscal sponsorship is provided by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston.   

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