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Creative InSurgency: Race, Place & Arts Leadership
March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
We are proud to launch our “Creative Insurgency” framework and hope that you will join us to learn about politics of place, disparity, systemic change.
For the past two years, InSite has developed a way of thinking about arts, creativity and place in ways that support those most impacted by disparity. We call this work: Creative Insurgency. We build on the work of creative practitioners who have used the arts to rise up in strength and solidarity.
Latin insurgentem: rise up, lift oneself; rise against; stand high, gather force. Creative Insurgencies cultivate the radical roots of creative/artistic practices in ways that uphold community organizing strategies and seek to prevent displacement (imprisonment, loss of home, state sanctioned premature death, deportations) of marginalized communities. Creative Insurgencies seek to delink the arts from private development, and fuse cultural/artistic practices with community and political organizing to demand power-sharing, policy change, and address social disparity.
This workshop is perfect for arts and culture workers, institutional partners interested in working with artists to ensure justice, and for those interested in cultural work to achieve policy change.
*This workshop is in partnership with the Tempe Center for the Arts and is part of engagement programming for “Detroit ’67”, a powerful play that unfolds during an explosive moment in Detroit when the soulful sounds of Motown are breaking records and breaking down barriers presented by Tempe Center for the Arts and Black Theatre Troupe.