Souls of Black Folks II – Call for Artists
ARTISTS WANTED FOR ‘THE SOULS OF BLACK FOLK II’ PROJECT AT THE PAINTED BRIDE
Michelle Alexander’s devastating book The New Jim Crow shows how mass incarceration has replaced Jim Crow as an institutionalized system of racial repression.
This year, the Souls of Black Folk series for the development of new work at The Painted Bride will gather a group of artists to reflect on the The New Jim Crow through discussion, creation and collaboration.
We are seeking 10 to 20 committed participants. Participants should be:
- Available to commit to monthly meetings throughout the season, evenings on the second Wednesday of each month beginning in October
- Willing and able to take on a new artistic project individually or in collaboration
- Have time to cultivate their response work outside of meetings
- Be available to participate in tech and dress rehearsals and present work in the showcase on April 22nd
Those who are interested in participating should send one or more of the following to LaNeshe Miller-White at laneshe@localhost/paintedbride
- an artistic cv
- Images or clips of past work
- links to artist website or page
- an email describing the artist’s work and why he/she would like to participate
Visual artists, dancers, painters, performers, poets and musicians, and artists of all races, genders and ages are welcome and encouraged to contact us! The deadline to for getting in touch is September 1st.
“The fate of millions of people—indeed the future of the black community itself—may depend on the willingness of those who care about racial justice to re-examine their basic assumptions about the role of the criminal justice system in our society.”