Tomorrow night: Solidarity Mixer for Equity in NYC's Cultural Plan

Tomorrow night: Solidarity Mixer for Equity in NYC's Cultural Plan

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Solidarity Mixer for Equity in NYC's Cultural Plan

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

6:30pm Solidarity Mixer

7:15pm Discussion


Artists of Color Bloc and Michelada Think-Tank invite you to join us for a solidarity mixer and discussion around equity in NYC’s first official Cultural Plan.

In May, New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) released, “What We Heard,” a compilation of recommendations for the Cultural Plan. In March, we convened ahead of the release of the plan for Strength in Numbers, a conversation about historical inequity and actionable steps for promoting a more inclusive NYC cultural landscape. The Cultural Plan, titled CreateNYC, was released last week.

This evening, we will give a recap of the work and recommendations that have been put forth by Artists of Color Bloc and Michelada Think-Tank and others to include equity for artists and cultural workers in the official plan. Joining the discussion will be members of a newly-formed, independent POC Advisory Council to share their thoughts and vision. Additionally, we encourage all attendees, as active members of the community, to join in on the conversation to building real cultural equity in NYC.

This event will kick-off the first of our 2017 Solidarity Mixers. Come grab a michelada, meet new colleagues, and engage in conversation to build racial equity and cross-racial solidarity between artists, cultural workers, and communities in the arts.

This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to those of all ages.

Major programmatic support for CUE Art Foundation is provided by Agnes Gund, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Anholt Services (USA) Inc., CAF American Donor Fund, Compass Group Management LLC, Compass Diversified Holdings, Lenore Malen and Mark Nelkin, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, Squire Patton Boggs, William Talbot Hillman Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.