Artists, Cultural Workers Flyer for Bric Workshop

NYC Cultural Plan must support Artists and Cultural Workers

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!

December 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BRIC 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11217



Support Artists & Cultural Workers!


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

Antonio Serna is an artist working in New York with both a collective and studio based practice. He is currently working on ‘Documents of Resistance’ and ‘Collective Timelines’ two pedagogical projects that focus on the history of artists and workers of color. Additionally he is a member of Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies Working Group which organized “What Do We Do Now?” the first alternatives economies fair and resource guide for artists in NYC. Through these and other autonomous collectives he promotes self-organized cultural events, research, education, and artist-as-activist interventions. Antonio also maintains a productive studio practice as a place of experimentation, reflection, and as a balance to working collectively. He has recently developed artCommons, an art-sharing platform for studio artists. Originally from Texas, Antonio has participated and organized projects in New York, Texas, Las Vegas, Spain, Mexico, Berlin, and Romania. Antonio Serna holds a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, and a BFA from Parsons School of Art.

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