A two-part workshop series that merges art with activism through connecting Black arts administrators to the current political movement, Black Lives Matter. Grounded in traditional Yorùbá and North American indigenous practices, Ofún workshops address the need for arts programming to be culturally and politically relevant by utilizing the circle model to bring Black Lives Matter direct action organizers, Black arts administrators, and Black healers and elders to the table. Together, participants will learn tools to sustain a movement where the arts and social justice campaigns work collaboratively to enrich their communities. This workshop series incorporates mindfulness techniques, somatic practices, creative strategic planning, and interactive arts-based activities to create empowering models of Black leadership in arts administration and activism. #DignityInProcess: Ofún workshops are apart of the Omi Gallery, Conjure Circle Series.
About the Facilitator:
ChE (gender pronoun- they/ them/ their) uses the power of embodied mindfulness practices, arts-based community engagement, and interdisciplinary collaboration to build collective resiliency and sustainable models of living. ChE introduces their current platform #DignityInProcess as an opportunity for multi-generational, Black-identified change makers to develop a movement centered on empowerment, healing, and interdependence.
MADE is a mini-grant and project support program developed by Emerging Arts Professionals SFBA in 2013. MADE draws on the inspiration and power of the EAP network to propose and help execute a project that addresses immediate solutions of the day, ranging widely from new social modeling, to practices around life/work balance, to new ventures on system theory, to live events dealing with building smarter communities. EAP/SFBA recently announced the second round of its MADE awardees.