Arts and Recovery Twitter Chat: A human centered arts response to crisis
Grantmakers throughout the field are strategizing how best to support their cultural communities in the midst of crisis now more than ever. Prior to COVID-19, we noticed an increase in funding towards environment-related issues as climate change and wildfires became of greater concern. Nowadays, during the coronavirus pandemic crisis, we see the weakest points of our infrastructure exacerbated in ways the field was not prepared for. However, while we do not always know how each crisis will impact resources and communities, we can certainly prepare by considering both immediate and long-term strategies for recovery.
Join us for a Twitter Chat on August 6, 2020 at 2pm EDT/11am PDT to hear from Agnes Crespo, economic community development lead, Creative Industries Initiative, Fundación Comunitaria de Puerto Rico; Erika Dickerson-Despenza, Blk feminist poet-playwright, educator and grassroots organizer, 2020 Grist 50 Fixer, National Arts & Culture Delegate for the U.S. Water Alliance’s One Water Summit 2019; Kristy Drutman, founder, Brown Girl Green; Eva Rosenberg, interim director of Arts and Culture, The Boston Foundation; and Grace Sato, director of Research, Candid. They will discuss what the arts need in order to recover from unexpected crisis, and how can we ensure humans remain at the center of our approaches. Be sure to follow @GIArts on Twitter for the conversation using the hashtags #GIAArtsRecovery and #GIArts!