What’s your availability for next Sunday evening (8pm EST) and/or Monday afternoon (after noon EST)?
Tagging poc_creators because highly relevant.
Whatcha need? :3
I wanna do a Twitter conversation where we talk about what we’re working on, creating, art, media representation, audience engagement, and other fun stuff.
The idea is to get creators, arts administrators, cultural critics and audiences together to talk about these things from the ground up, as it were.
So many of us are clamoring for stories and art that truly reflects us, but it’s rare to really sit down and talk with the people who are making the stuff people say they want but who may not have mainstream exposure.
It’s a way of getting us all in the same room, so to speak.
Preliminary notes thus far.
WHY DO THIS
Create a digital community that energizes underrepresented artists, audience members, critics, and administrators to connect, collaborate, and create.
A grassroots movement of artists, audience members, critics, and administrators working outside the system to create and support art that represents those of us who don’t fit the white, straight, middle-class mold.
WHAT TO GET OUT OF IT
- Personal leadership identity
- New and stronger relationships
- Continued conversation and collaboration beyond the event
WHO CAN COME
- Artists: people who make stuff
- Audience: people who go to stuff
- Critics: people who analyze and evaluate stuff
- Administrators: people who work for organizations that make/present/promote stuff
- Not rigid categories or roles (that’s on purpose); people can be more than one thing
- Not a panel!
- No experts sharing divine knowledge
- Facilitated conversation with everyone present
- Not a workshop!
- Not Screenwriting 101 or Drawing for Dummies
- Raising questions to the group and watching/listening to answers and helping conversation move forward
THINGS TO DO
- Share and evolve our collective knowledge and wisdom
- Facilitate relationship-building among artists, audiences, critics, and administrators
- Explore social media as a means of facilitating vital conversations and organizing
- Examine challenges and opportunities for representation in the arts
- Identify ways to show leadership no matter who and where we are
STUFF TO TALK ABOUT
- Current and future projects
- Audience engagement
This thing still needs a hashtag so people can find us and join in.
I’ll probably post this over on the Crossroads Theatre Project Facebook page (which you should like, BTW)