Artists of Color Bloc, Art Handlers Alliance, Asian American Arts Centre and others are attending the Bric CreateNYC Cultural Plan workshop to let people know they need to support artists, cultural workers and communities of color and the arts organizations that support them!
BROOKLYN BOROUGH-WIDE WORKSHOP
December 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BRIC 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217
HOW SHOULD NEW YORK CITY SUPPORT ARTS AND CULTURE?https://www.facebook.com/events/910810112382519/
Support Artists & Cultural Workers!
SOMETHINGS TO ASK OF THE CULTURAL PLAN…
1. Protect our Neighborhoods!
Create more affordable housing, studios, and protect our neighborhoods against gentrification and displacement. Displacement DESTROYS culture!
2. More Equitable Jobs in the Arts!
Provide cultural workers with job security, a living wage, and advanced career development. // Many artists and cultural workers work for free or little pay –the industry cleverly uses ‘volunteerism’ and ‘status’ to exploit workers. People of color are usually stuck in lower level positions and never given opportunities to move up!
3. Desegregate and Decolonize the Cultural Institutions Group!
We want to see People of Color in ALL LEVELS of our cultural Institutions!
// We want to see museum galleries named after prominent figures in our history! We want devoted POC art study centers in museums so we can tell our unique and influential history, we refuse to be footnotes to European art history!
We want our museums to reflect our
vibrant CULTURE and strong WORK ethic!
more info on artists, activist, and cultural workers fighting to make an alternative plan:
A COMMON PROJECT: NYC Cultural Plan 2017