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Temporary Island: Artmaking and Caregiving Roundtable

  • EFA Project Space 323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor New York, NY, 10018 United States (map)

Alicia Ehni, Game of Balance #3, 2017

SHIFT Residency addresses the unique work-life challenges facing a niche of artists who work over 35 hours per week in support of other artists (as arts administrators, curators, educators, and advocates), many of whom are caregivers. How can initiatives of the cultural sector (residencies, art education, exhibition and programming spaces) be re-tooled to better support and advocate for artists who are caregivers?

Join EFA Project Space's SHIFT Residents for a roundtable discussion on caregiver advocacy in the arts. Visitors are encouraged to actively participate during the roundtable and share thoughts or questions alongside guest respondents Juliana Driever, Alicia Ehni, Natalia Nakazawa, and Maya Valladares, who will co-moderate the discussion.


Juliana Driever
Curator & Writer
Co-Curator of The Let Down Reflex (2016) at EFA Project Space, an exhibition that attempts to recognize the complexities of parenting in the art world, and asks if a better alternative for families can exist.

Alicia Ehni
SHIFT Resident
Program Officer, NYFA

Natalia Nakazawa
Assistant Director, EFA Studios Program

Maya Valladares
SHIFT Resident
Associate Director, Sewing, Textiles & Soft Construction at Parsons Making Center

EFA Project Space is committed to nurturing an intergenerational environment and we encourage 'kid noise' at our events. An audio recording of the talk will be available for those who will not attend an early evening event upon request. Please notify us of any accessibility needs by Facebook Messenger, email, or give us a call at (212) 563-5855 x 229.