The People’s Cultural Plan Launch, July 18th

The People's Cultural Plan

“Housing, labor, cultural equity, arts and public funding injustices cannot be addressed in isolation. The People’s Cultural Plan, created by a diverse coalition of working artists and cultural workers in New York City, demands a cultural plan that will lead to true equity for all New Yorkers.”

Join artists of color bloc and others at the launch of The People’s Cultural Plan. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Artists Space in downtown Manhattan!!! Since late 2015, members of artists of color bloc have been hosting workshops to discuss demands for the first ever Cultural Plan for NYC. In late fall of 2016, artists of color bloc joined the The People’s Cultural Plan to help write the Labor Equity section and advise on equity related to small Equity Funding and Housing/Gentrification. The People’s Cultural Plan is now ready for public review and input, wont you join us at this event!

Event information:
Artists Space Programs: The People’s Cultural Plan Tuesday July 18, 2017
55 Walker St, New York, NY 10013

If you can’t make it to the event, you can read and endorse the plan online at:

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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