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.
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.
Program Officer, NYFA
Assistant Director, EFA Studios Program
Associate Director, Sewing, Textiles & Soft Construction at Parsons Making Center
FAMILIES & ACCESSIBILITY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at (212) 563-5855 x 229.