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Critical Distance Podcasts - CUE Art Foundation

02/10/17 • -1 min

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How do we make it sustainable (i.e. “get paid”)? The core purpose of creative placemaking is nothing new. However, new funding sources are increasingly becoming available, providing critical support to placemaking efforts. From grants to crowdfunding, and through private and public partnerships, artists will learn about these funding opportunities and what makes for compelling proposals.

This program is the fourth in the series Make Some Place: conversations about people, practice, and creative placemaking. This series is presented by CUE, and produced by our 2016 Public Programming Fellows, Jordan Dyniewski and perryne lee poy lokhandwala. The Make Some Place series is a part of Meeting Artists' Needs.

Recorded live at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, October 5, 2016.

Javier Torres, Director of National Grantmaking, Artplace America
ArtPlace America is a ten-year project that exists to position art and culture as a core sector of comprehensive community planning and development in order to strengthen the social, physical, and economic fabric of communities. In his role F. Javier Torres is responsible for building a comprehensive set of demonstration projects that illustrate the many ways in which arts and culture can strengthen the processes and outcomes of the planning and development field across the United States.

Prior to his role at ArtPlace, Javier was Senior Program Officer for Arts and Culture at the Boston Foundation where he led an exploration of the role of culture as a tool for transformation, sustainability, and as central to the development of vibrant communities. Javier spent six years as the Director of Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, a program of IBA, a community based multi-disciplinary arts complex that operates as a regional presenter and local programmer for Latino arts. Currently, he is a board member for Grantmakers in the Arts and an advisory board member for the Design Studio for Social Intervention.

+ Kayhan Irani, Artist & Community Event Producer.
Kayhan Irani is an Emmy-award winning writer, a producer, and a Theater of the Oppressed trainer. She creates art, media and live events to build community and engage audiences in social justice issues. Kayhan facilitates workshops, trainings, and consults NGOs, government agencies, and community organizations in using story-based strategies for mobilization, engagement, and building diversity. She was one of ten artists named as a 2016 White House Champion of Change for her art and storytelling work. Her work has been supported by the BBC World Service Trust, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Bronx Council for the Arts, NYFA, The National Parks Service, and the American Society for Muslim Advancement. Kayhan's published work includes Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims and Culturally Relevant Arts Education for Social Justice: A Way Out of No Way. She is a board member of freeDimensional, an organization helping artists around the world who are targeted because of their art.


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