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Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN

ALCN's vision is to become a 'go-to' authority and platform where ALCN members (founders & friends) are recognized as tastemakers on the cutting edge of innovative cultural production---within the Chicago art world in general but within Chicago's marginalized art world(s), in particular. ALCN's mission is to deliver critical presentation insights and initiatives that enlighten and empower artists/ audiences/ critics/ producers/ venues/ donors & funders to seek and support boundary-pushing arts programming by creatives of color. Stay in touch with us at alcnchicago@gmail.com, like us on Facebook and of course sign up to receive the ALCN Digest.
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"The week-long program offers a deep dive into podcasting techniques, storytelling strategies, equipment training, and panel discussions in New York City. At the end of the week, each of the ten participants will compete for a chance to win $10,000 for their podcast idea."

https://afrotech.com/spotify-opens-applications-for-its-sound-up-podcast-program
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"This examination follows recent studies meant to encourage diversity in the cultural sector, including the Andrew W. Mellon’s landmark Art Museum Staff Demographic Survey in 2015. However, this study affirms, “While previous work has investigated the demographic diversity of museum staffs and visitors, the diversity of artists in their collections has remained unreported.” "

https://hyperallergic.com/501999/artists-in-18-major-us-museums-are-85-white-and-87-male-study-says/?fbclid=IwAR1IquIf6-Lf5FlUbKZ8x3i05Qcouoh7nsQvVSVYvfyP8p62lVNOu5e8VjA
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"The nonprofit sector is a special place, where passionate professionals are all-too-often overworked and underpaid at an organization that is likely under-resourced. While I’m hopeful that progress will continue towards improving this, these tough current realities cannot be an excuse for us to both ignore the prevalence of white supremacy in the nonprofit sector and refuse to put in the personal and organizational work necessary for its dismantling."
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"Maybe you are at a residency right now or have been given time and space and feel the obligation to produce your Opus. Do or Don’t. These kind of spaces allow us to take care of ourselves and in doing that hopefully sets the conditions for art making. Whether it be the beginning, middle or end."
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN3 weeks ago
“I began to recognize that there are community assets that are often overlooked,” Young said. “And sometimes it takes a person who’s willing to step up and take on some responsibility to activate those spaces — even outdoor spaces, even gardens. There’s so many creative ideas that we can explore to bring people together to activate spaces that probably could go dormant quite easily.”

https://blockclubchicago.org/2019/06/07/west-side-art-walk-showcases-wealth-of-talent-if-we-dont-have-cultural-amenities-here-we-can-create-them/?fbclid=IwAR0f1Xu8IhXtIGOwIIizTxylDQ84v3Zs8MJ9_kXhB12EOVFItwhjiPg4rJI
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN3 weeks ago
" . . . After all, black travelers have the same vacation goals as anyone else: relax, recharge, hopefully learn a bit along the way. But there’s a feeling of tension inherent in walking through a space knowing there’s something you aren’t being told, and working out whether and how to respond. For so long, that tension is exactly what the typical history museum has offered black visitors by peddling incomplete representations of American history. Who needs that kind of extra baggage on vacation?"

https://slate.com/human-interest/2018/05/black-tourism-alabamas-lynching-museum-the-smithsonian-african-american-museum-and-other-honest-tourist-attractions.html?fbclid=IwAR3nUPEYS61B7E1F3z1VSS_exa5gB_YQW9UM4MOJWn3_lFM_vbZaGPwoO9s