Artists Are Necessary Workers


Facebook Live Conversation Series

Launch:  Thursday, May 21, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Full Series: Every Tuesday starting May 26, 2020 through August 4, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Where:  Facebook Live

Registration: No registration required. All conversations are free and open to the public. 


 ASL interpretation will be provided by LC Interpreting Services. 
Closed Captioning services provided by The Viscardi Center.

About: A series of transparent conversations with arts workers highlighting the importance of the arts ecology, pointing to current challenges and offering considerations on our way forward as a field. All events will be moderated by Alejandra Duque Cifuentes or Candace Thompson-Zachery, unless otherwise noted. 


Date & Time Conversations
Thursday, May 21, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
#ArtistsAreNecessaryWorkers: A Call to Action
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Arts Educators Leading the Charge
Friday, June 5, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A Moment to Pause/Dystopia
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Studio Practice Redefined
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Disability Justice as the Vanguard of Recovery Thinking
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The Future of Performance Venues
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dance in Community
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Cultural Workers Behind the Veil
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Touring in Post-COVID
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
A Digital Future for the Arts
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
What's Next for Festivals?
Tues, August 4, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dance As Dignified Labor


#DanceIsDignifiedLabor #DanceWorkforceResilience #dancenyc #nycdance

Dance/NYC convening is made possible, in part, by leadership support from the Howard Gilman Foundation and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts.



Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.




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