Panel Discussion: The Artist-Citizen

EFA and CUE Art Foundation announce the fourth in a series of conversations focused on pertinent issues related to artistic survival in today's society.

The Artist-Citizen
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 pm

EFA Project Space
323 West 39 Street, 2nd Floor
$5 Suggested donation
Space is limited, rsvp to michelle@efanyc.org

Artists play an essential role in contributing to and shaping society. How can artists determine how to maneuver within existing structures to achieve lasting support both politically and socially? How can they hone power to implement change? What are the resources that artists may utilize to understand the rights and opportunities that already exist? What are steps artists can take to achieve greater agency?

Participants:

moderator
Zefrey Throwell, artist

Caron Atlas, arts consultant for social change
Carin Kuoni, Director, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School
Steve Lambert, artist
Esther Robinson, Founder, ArtHome
Paul Mpagi Sepuya, artist
Ethan Shoshan, artist
Wallace Whitney, artist, co-founder, Canada Gallery
W.A.G.E., Working Artists and the Greater Economy

Zeroing in on essential and pervasive topics, these conversations encourage a dynamic exchange amongst participants and audience members alike. Participants consist of artists and professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds who are significantly invested in the topic at hand.

More than providing concrete answers, these conversations aim to bring to light the pressing questions and concerns faced by the creative community, and to encourage new modes for bridging gaps, brainstorming, and problem solving. It is through these conversations that CUE and EFA provide a firm platform for artists to thoroughly develop their own opinions and solutions to the challenges at hand.