Nicholas Powers recounts his visit to the Kara Walker exhibit at the old Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY. His outburst had to do with how visitors treated the artwork featured at the exhibit and his anger at the lack of curation or education regarding the artwork. Read his account here.
Here’s an interview with Kara Walker regarding the exhibit.
Here’s an interview about the “We Are Here” event that took place at the Domino Sugar Factory.
This is an interview featuring Robert Shelton, a man who worked at the Domino Sugar Factory for 20 years and chose to volunteer at the exhibit.
We’ve been researching a metric ton of literature on community/arts partnerships for the last few weeks, and we think we’ve finally found some good material.
Here are two reports.
The first one is called Arts & Non-Arts Partnerships: Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies.
– Mutual Benefits of Community Partnerships
– The Connections of Non-arts Organizations to the Arts
– Partnership Assets Can Also Be Liabilities
– Understanding the Risks
– Types of Partnership Risks
The second item is Partnership as an Art Form: What Works and What Doesn’t in Nonprofit Arts Partnerships. We recommend in particular the section called “Part I: How to Think About Partnerships,” and can be found on numbered pages 9-12 (pages 10-13 of the pdf file).
These readings provide some background to the how and why of arts & community partnerships, and can lend guidance on how theatres might think about possible collaborations for individual plays, or season initiatives.
This article from Bitter Gertrude talks about our responsibilities as artists with the work we create in light of the UCSB shootings. Read the article here.
In this interview with Charlotte Ford, a Philadelphia theatre artist, she talks about her struggles to survive in the city on her art alone and the sacrifices she has had to make in order to survive and have a family. Read her interview here.
This Chicago Sun-Times article talks about how theatre companies are handling applying ratings to their shows. Read the article here.
In this HowlRound article written by Greg Redlawsk, he talks about how many non-profit theatre companies are currently benefitting from unpaid labor and why that needs to change. Read the article here.
In this blog post, writer Patrick Gabridge talks about the need for white writers to specify the race of the characters in their plays and how the racial make-up of theatre companies make just as powerful a statement, if not moreso, about diversity in theatre. Read the article here.