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Cities attract and preserve our heritage, but the arts can be one of the first casualties during austere times. Now, a wave of polarisation has left us with few places where we can engage in difficult, nuanced conversations that are not black and white. For cities embroiled in or emerging from conflict, the arts can be that conciliatory grey area. The arts can also allow people to learn from the past and make the marginalised visible.
On the flip side, creative people are often outliers, easily stigmatized by society, even in large, anonymous cities. While inclusivity is now fashionable, protecting performance and visual artists requires authenticity. In this regard, the unfolding digital art world is providing new opportunities. To make sure nobody is left behind, though, cities must make resources and education available, regardless of whether they are in the global south or the global north.
In this episode we look at how the visual and performance arts and culture are shaping cities in the 21st century. We explore how and where culture is supported, and what that means to its accessibility. We also look at what happens to cities that undergo significant political shifts and how we must consciously allow the arts to thrive in today’s competing priorities.
https://www.nyfa.org/social-artisthotline-is-back-on-twitter-on-173006208968 https://youtu.be/LzlWFeg89hI Panel discussion regarding MAKING HISTORY BUSHWICK - David & Schweitzer Contemporary Gallery, Moderated by Hrag Vartanian with Hyperallergic.
https://www.cityreliquary.org/the-city-reliquary-live-on-instagram (An online show I used to host that gave local collectors a platform to display their work to the public)
CEO, Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Shona McCarthy is the chief executive of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the charity that underpins the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the largest arts festival in the world. Originally from County Down, Shona has dedicated her career to championing and developing arts and culture.
Artist and Business Representative, SAG-AFTRA
Aniela Coveleski, artist, with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, was events coordinator of arts in Bushwick (AiB), which is known for the Bushwick Open Studios festival in Brooklyn, NY. She worked with AiB to create a bridge between the “educated art bubble” and native artists of Bushwick. After leaving AiB, she and her partner David Wilson co-founded Brooklyn Lost Arts, an organisation that is in the formative stages. She sits on the board of community museum and civic organization, The City Reliquary. Her current role at SAG-AFTRA helps protect performers working in the entertainment industry.
COO, Arts Help
Renewables and environment industry executive. Adiam is skilled in trend analysis, sustainable development, urban planning, sustainable business and the not-for-profit sector. Planning professional with a bachelor’s degree focused on regional and urban planning from the University of Saskatchewan.
For this episode we will be supporting ELEVEN CAMPAIGN by donating £100 for Every 100 Listeners which will allow :
100 packages of food, 1 educational workshop & 10 footballs
Eleven Campaign is an UK-based international non-profit organization that uses the unifying power of sport, to celebrate diversity, promote equality, cross-cultural collaboration and youth development.