ShapeShift Arts is offering a two-day workshop for artists and arts organizations entitled: "From Art to Action: Building Anti-Racist Solidarity and Allyship Skills for Artists & Arts Organizations."
According to the workshop description provided on the organization website:
"Highlighting the ways People of Colour (POC) move through the world impacted by systemic and interpersonal racism, this workshop will provide context and skills for arts practitioners and administrators to practice empathetic and proactive allyship. Together, we will work to understand how dominant social power dynamics play out in artistic communities, and how we can work individually and together towards undoing these dynamics and fostering an arts culture where people of colour are reflected, represented and centred."
The session is facilitated by Anoushka Ratnarajah and lee williams boudakian. For more extensive information, please consult the workshop page.
When & Where
When: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5 (participants are expected to commit to both days)
Where: Progress Lab (1422 Williams St.) in Vancouver.
Cost: $125-175 sliding scale (group discounts for small companies; please contact the organizers for more info).