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The #MeToo Age: Power & Gender Equity in the Art World

February 21, 2018

The #MeToo Age: Power & Gender Equity in the Art World
February 21, 2018 7PM

Beginning in the film industry last year, we have been witnessing more and more #MeToo women speaking out, sharing their stories, and becoming empowered like never before. Has this movement extended into the art world?

Two-thirds of participants in professional development classes and workshops are people who identify as women. Many seek permission for their actions, and most shy away from self-promotion. Can we bring the strength and empowerment of the #MeToo movement into the art world in a way that helps increase women’s visibility, marketability, and influence?

With over 22,000 women contacting Emily’s List for information on running for office, how can we help propagate a similar surge in the art world?

Join us for a town hall forum conversation with Hrag VartanianYasmeen SiddiquiAlpesh Kantilal Patel, PhDZoe CharltonTim Doud and Courtney Fink. Moderated by Sharon Louden at LACE on February 21 from 7-9pm, beginning with a special performance by Future Clown before the discussion.

Read a feature on this event in Hyperallergic.

Rachel Mason’s FutureClown is an internet avatar and live performance persona with a history of lip-synching the voices of the most powerful American leaders, most recently the 45th President.  Mason enacted the President’s entire inaugural speech as a live-stream from LACE on inauguration day, 2017. “Through Futureclown we see the speech and its reception. The clown makes space for both to be visible beside one another. ” – Tim Reid, Riting

Newest FutureClown video

Riting article on Futureclown

This event is presented as part of Artists Thrive – a growing national initiative offering activities, practices, language, and visions & values of what it means to succeed and thrive as an artist – and what it means to have a thriving arts sector and, ultimately, thriving communities.  Artists Thrive aims to raise the value of artists in every community, set conditions for improvement, and ensure that artists are thriving with support from every sector.


February 21, 2018
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