Join us for Emerging Arts Professionals San Francisco Bay Area presents Emergence 2021: Practical is Radical. Learning from the wisdom of artists and activists—and casting off the oppressive and extractive practices we have been trained to replicate—Emergence 2021 aims to connect and share the tactics of survival and resilience that have proven most effective—and most practical—not only this last year, but for generations.
Emergence 2021: Practical is Radical
June 7, 8, 9 online
Registration is $35 – $125 at https://emergence-2021.eventbrite.com
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Emerging Arts Professionals San Francisco Bay Area and our community partners present Emergence 2021: Practical is Radical. This year, we share tactics of adaptability and resilience and honor the arts and culture workers who embody the knowledge that that which is radical is also practical and that which is practical is often radical.
Emergence—the annual convening of the EAP network—provides a collaborative platform for Bay Area arts & culture workers to connect, share ideas, and elevate their work and voices. For our eleventh year of convening, we explore how artists and organizations have adapted to new challenges, opportunities, and resources with discussions including wellness, mutual aid, and the emergence of new platforms and technologies that have transformed our practices. Through sharing sessions and workshops, we aim to combat narratives that art, culture, and equity are extra work, eccentric, or optional.
The radical wisdom and ways of our arts workers, culture bearers, and equity advocates are not only necessary, but completely practical.
- Keynote and award of recognition with Kanyon CoyoteWoman Sayers-Roods
- Keynote performance by Midori with Jason Wyman
- Sessions on cultural competency, BIPOC women space-makers, wellness tactics for EDI workers and advocates, digital adaptability, creative resource-sharing, and joy
- Guest speakers including Midori, Chris Evans, Megan Leppla, Tricia Rainwater-Tutwiler, members of SOMArts Cultural Center, and more!
Emergence is the annual convening of the EAP network of arts & culture workers and provides a collaborative platform for the Bay Area workforce to connect, share ideas, and elevate their work and voices. EAP is committed to curating Emergence as a participatory experience that encourages deep connections and inquiries that are omnidirectional through generations, career levels, business models, and disciplines. Our goal is for you to leave with actionable next steps, as well as tangible tools and a strengthened network to support your work.
Art Workers Week
Emergence is at the heart of Art Workers Week, which honors the culture, labor, and value arts and culture workers contribute to our Bay Area ecosystem and the many networks, organizations, and collectives who hold space and provide us with resources and connection.