The Art of Justice 2

  • NYU Dept of Social and Cultural Analysis 20 Cooper Square 4th Floor New York, NY, 10003 United States

The Art of Justice 2

Race, Arts Funding, and the Survival of Community-Based Arts Organizations

An InterActive Presentation/Conversation

The Art of Justice 2 convening is focused on examining how the valuing of aesthetic production, culture and race has impacted financial investment in organizations of color and social justice arts. While discussions of the problem of "diversity" in the arts have again resurfaced, persistent disparities in funding, access, and employment for certain groups oblige us to consider the deeper structural causes fueling patterns of inequity and underrepresentation as well as the under-resourcing of the institutions that support them. 

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The objective is to focus on the roots of inequity in the arts with the intent of recommending constructive actions and methods of creating equity now and in the future, while also affirming the importance of sustaining community based organizations that reflect the cultural diversity and art forms that our international communities bring to the creative vibrancy of New York City.

Speakers include policymakers, researchers, scholars, cultural activists that are fully engaged in assuring the equitable representation of the varied creative cultural and racial mix that make New York City a model for the rest of the nation. 

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Speakers include:

·      Marta Moreno Vega, Ph.D., President and Founder, CCCADI, Adjunct Professor, Department of Art and Public Policy, NYU

·      Nicole Reiner, M.A. Director of Development, CCCADI

·      Esmeralda Simmons, Esq., Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Justice, Medgar Evers College

·      David Rios, Director of Public Programming Children Museum of Manhattan

·       Jason Tseng, Fractured Atlas

·       Eleanor Savage, Jerome Foundation

·      Baraka Sele, Arts Consultant


·      Arlene Davila, Ph.D, Professor of Anthropology, Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU

·      Lowery Stoke Sims, Ph.D., Curator Emerita, Museum of Arts and Design

·      Laurie Cumbo, M.A., New York City Councilmember, Founder of MoCADA

·      Holly Sidford, President, Helicon Collaborative

·      Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director, Roadside Theater/Appalshop

·      Jack Tchen, Ph.D. Founding Director, A/P/A (Asian/Pacific/American) Studies Program & A/P/A Institute, NYU & Co-founder, Museum of Chinese in America 

Presented in partnership with Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University; Institute of African American Affairs, New York University; Tisch School of the Arts Department of Art & Public Policy, New York University; Institute of African American Affairs, New York University; and Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University. Co-sponsored by Latino Studies Department, New York University.