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Who Produces NYC’s Culture?
May 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The life and death of non-commercial art and culture organizations in New York City today is tied very closely to their ability to negotiate with the market, both to maintain a physical presence and to sustain long-term programming. The spaces that ultimately succeed tend to be those that have access to wealth or the expert knowledge and social networks necessary to effectively fundraise. This reinforces existing hierarchies by limiting the ability of marginalized groups to define what New York City’s culture will look like.
During this panel, we will explore ways in which non-commercial art and culture organizations can promote equity both through their programming and through their organizational structure and fundraising, while surviving in a world of decreasing resources and in NYC.
Taja Cheek, PS1
Noé Gaytán, Michelada Think Tank
Ali Rosa-Salas, Independent curator
Risa Shoup, Spaceworks
Antonio Serna, artists of color bloc