AoC Bloc & Friends @Forward Union

Artists of Color Bloc and People's Cultural Plan at Forward Union December 2, 2017

Join AoC Bloc & Friends (@Forward Union)

All day Saturday, Artists of Color Bloc & friends will be tabling and recruiting new collective members as we plan for our 2018 activities. Our goal remains equity in NYC’s Cultural Plan.

Earlier this year Artists of Color Bloc and Michelada Think-Tank met with New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) and reviewed with them A Cultural Road Map for Equity, our 4-page document of recommendations  for NYC’s cultural plan. With 2018 around the corner, we need your help for our next big push!

Sign-Up This Saturday

Look for our table this Saturday from 11am to 6pm at Forward Union and learn more on how you can help us plan for 2018!

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AoC Bloc & Friends at Forward Union Dec 2

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The People's Cultural Plan

In 2016 AoC Bloc joined The People’s Cultural Plan, along with many other groups to bringing equity in arts funding and anti-displacement front and center of the discussion.

The People’s Cultural Plan is a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for equitable cultural funding, labor fairness in the cultural sector, and anti-displacement demands created by a diverse coalition of working artists and cultural workers in New York City.

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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