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New York Folklore Society presented a
Folk Arts Forum
:
Democratizing the (Folk) Arts
Nonprofit Workplace

5:00–8:00 p.m.
Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), South Oxford Space, 138 S. Oxford Street (between Hanson Place & Atlantic Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11217



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          Democratizing the (Folk) Arts Nonprofit Workplace


New York Folklore Society presented a Folk Arts Forum:
Democratizing the (Folk) Arts
Nonprofit Workplace

February 28, 2016
5:00–8:00 p.m.

Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York), South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

⇒⇒ SEE video from the Forum

Donations to support this and other events of the New York Folklore Society are welcomed! The New York Folklore Society organized a folk arts forum meeting, convening an evening Folk Arts Forum with a panel discussion, breakout sessions, and collective dialogue on the topic of “Democratizing the Arts nonprofit Workplace.” The program presented various perspectives approaching this topic.

In June 2014, the New York City Council voted to approve a $1.2 million initiative in the City’s annual budget to fund the development of worker cooperatives, also known as “the solidarity economy.” The structure of the 501c3 arts nonprofit can lend itself to this more egalitarian, dialogic, and cooperative work styles and practices. This forum generated and documented a varied and critical conversation about best practices in the (folk) arts nonprofit field (aka public sector ethnography/culture work) and explore several different schools of thought about how more sustainable and more democratic ways of working together in the field of folk arts may be achieved.

Speakers included:

♦  Andy Kolovos and Kathleen Haughey of the Vermont Folklife Center

♦  Selina Morales, Executive Director of the Philadelphia Folklore Project

♦  Joe Rinehart, Cooperative Developer and Strategist

♦  Maida Rosenstein of UAW Local 2110

♦  Lisa Rathje, Director of Folklife Programs, Company of Folk of Chicago.



For more information, email nyfs@nyfolklore.org or call us at 518.346.7008






AFSlogo_NoTag_RGBThis forum was presented with support from the American Folklore Society.


The New York Folklore Society’s programs are made possible in part with public funds from the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.NYS Council on the Arts
 


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