Regenerative Practice and Cultural Equity Fellows
Would you like to spend an evening:
•sharing a delicious home-cooked meal prepared with love and inspiration by culinary artists;
•tapping into your sense of curiosity, play, and perspective;
•enjoying performances by cutting-edge dancers, performers, and writers; and
•connecting and engaging with local artists and culture creators?
•a working local artist, teacher, arts nonprofit worker, entrepreneur, producer, grant maker, or activist with an artistic practice?
Please join us for an evening that will delight, ground, and energize your senses. Join a thought-provoking dialogue about how we can sustain our work to create a better Bay Area and world. The evening seeks to advance the conversation on cultural equity and how we—as individuals and as representatives of our programs and organizations—can support each other in these challenging times to co-create a healthier arts ecosystem.
RSVP by May 31 to ensure your spot at the table for a delicious FREE dinner and non-alcoholic beverages as well as performances by the acclaimed San Francisco-based Detour Dance company (http://www.detourdance.com/) and poet/spoken word artist Kwesi The Dreamer(http://www.kwesidreams.com/).
Detour Dance creates/curates nuanced, uncompromising, and relevant performance + film that promote, support and empower artists, queers, and people of color. detour dance challenges dominant narratives by magnifying the overlooked and under-discussed. The ensemble-based company devises new works that places equal emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborations and social justice.
Kwesi The Dreamer recently published his first book of poetry, Pieces of My Soul, Vol. 1 and regularly performs his work at venues throughout the Bay Area.
Hosted by the 2016-2017 Regenerative Practice and Cultural Equity Fellows of Emerging Arts Professionals – SFBA (EAP), this event is presented with generous support from the EAP funding partners, the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the James Irvine Foundation, Intersection for the Arts, and local businesses FLAX art and design and Rainbow Grocery. Thanks also to Bayanihan Community Center for its commitment to ensuring affordable community space for its neighbors and allies. For more information about the history of the center, check this out. http://www.bayanihancc.org/aboutbcc.html