The Ethics of Community Engagement and Creative Practice
Voices of Multiplicity Artist Residency Program roundtable at the Art & Art Education Program at Columbia University, Teachers College.
Wed, May 4, 2022
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Macy Art Gallery, Art & Art Education Program, Columbia University, Teachers College525 West 120th Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10027
This event is free and open to the public
Please follow the Visitor Guidelines to Campus entrance here
The Ethics of Community Engagement and Creative Practice is a culminating round table concluding the Voices of Multiplicity (VoM) Artist Residency Program. It brings in dialogue four VoM resident artists with students from the Community Arts Field study A&HA 5202, a course at Teachers College led by the RU Guest Curator Ayelet Danielle Aldouby.
Students: Niambi Murray, Catherine Huff, Min Wang, Andrea Orellana, Julia Stacom, Nicole Shears
The roundtable will focus on the following topics:
- Artist Self Care – balancing career with self
- Identity as creative practice
- Creating for social impact
- Cohort support to inform community engagement
Launched in February 2022, the Voices of Multiplicity (VoM) Artist Residency Program provides a learning space where artists gain cross-disciplinary competencies in social practice through three interlinked pillars: Restorative Justice, Wellness Justice and Environmental Justice. Selected artists – Trasonia Abbott, Adalky Capellán, Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario and Ibtisam Tasnim Zaman – are NYC artists who identify as BIPoC, whose creative practices connect to community engagement and social justice activism. VoM includes weekly specialized workshops and field trips designed to enhance artists’ knowledge, strengthen artistic identity, provide a platform to engage with community members, stakeholders & collaborators and gain skill sets to build community cohesion in culturally diverse areas in NYC.
Image caption: VoM resident artists viewing the Imagine Repair exhibition at Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, NYC
This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. We are also grateful for the support of private donors and to the Brooklyn Public Library for workshop support.