Performing Artists Unite for a Livable City

globalcongressMark your calendar. Important stuff is happening at the Invisible Dog Art Center later this month. Here’s an excerpt from the press release.

From November 22 to November 24 at The Invisible Dog Art Center, The Brooklyn Commune Project, the largest artist-driven, grassroots initiative of its kind, will host a full weekend of thought-provoking presentations, performances, and conversations about the economic conditions of performing arts ecology and their impact  on the lives of working artists in New York City.

The Brooklyn Commune Global Congress is the culmination of an eight-month investigation of the economic dilemma of the performing arts—the corrosive impact of ongoing systemic dysfunction on the ability of artists to maintain viable creative lives in the city.  The Congress will be a three-day participatory event sharing the findings of this collaborative research. Participants will work collectively to develop a platform of positions and recommendations for creating a sustainable performing arts ecology.

This artist-driven convening will bring together artists, administrators, institutions, funders, and other cultural thought leaders to collectively envision an arts and culture sector that is healthy, diverse and sustainable. The goal of the Congress is to identify meaningful, actionable solutions to systemic challenges, and to identify pathways toward a vibrant, dynamic, inclusive and resilient future for arts and culture in NYC and America.

The Brooklyn Commune Global Congress takes place November 22 to 24 at The Invisible Dog Art Center – 51 Bergen Street in Brooklyn. Admission is free and open to the public, but $10 weekend passes are available, with all proceeds going to support the printing costs of the final report. For more information and a full line-up of activities, visit The Brooklyn Commune Project’s website.

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