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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 - ALCN4 days ago
This is amazing!

"To address racial equity in the panel process, we must actively investigate who has access to opportunities and who doesn’t. Put another way, anti-racist grantmakers must design and implement systems and protocols that increase access and decrease barriers for historically under-resourced groups. We must ask ourselves: Who submits applications? Who do we award? How do we train panel
moderators, panelists, and facilitators? In what ways can we interrupt racial bias and contribute to systemic change? "
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"This is getting out of hand. While we nonprofits and foundations are not responsible for the cruel, incompetent, and corrupt administration, nor for the Apocalyptic dumpster fire that is our social and political landscape, the way we have been operating has not been helping things. . . Our constant intellectualizing while failing to take substantive actions will continue to place our society on the destructive path that will put more babies in cages, kill more people through the denial of climate change and immunization science, further embolden those who spew misogyny and xenophobia, and otherwise roll back progress that millions of people have worked and sacrificed over decades to make possible."
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN2 weeks ago
"If you read mainstream Chicago newspapers discussing the gentrification of Pilsen, you’ll still find words like “exotic” used to describe fellow city residents and their day-to-day lives. The underlying dehumanization is left to be subtly embroidered upon the lapel of an appeal for Pilsen residents to “leverage [their] past into a lively future.”
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN3 weeks ago
“I don’t think you can say ‘African American art’ without saying ‘Thelma Golden,’” says James Cuno, president and chief executive of the J. Paul Getty Trust. “You can’t say ‘contemporary art’ without saying ‘Thelma Golden.’ You can’t say ‘Harlem’ without saying ‘Thelma Golden.’

“There isn’t a museum director who has done more for her institution than Thelma has done for hers.”

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-thelma-golden-wins-getty-medal-20180924-story.html
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN
Art Leaders of Color Network - ALCN3 weeks ago
You can download templates from their website!