Carla is hosting the 4:15 - 5 PM mixer for day one of The Fields’ National Network Conference!
Join us for day 1 of The Field's National Network Conference.
Friday afternoon 4/5 1-5 pm
Come meet The Field New York and learn more about the history of New Expressive Works' residency program. Stay for a long table discussion about arts, equity and feedback kicked off by some of the region's most thoughtful funders and curators. Wrap up the afternoon with a series of mental mousetraps under the guise of a traditional happy hour mixer hosted by Carla Rossi, newly-appointed Directrix of Feedback Studies at the Institute for Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research.
Full details below. RSVP for the conference here:
Conference designed by Subashini Ganesan, Katherine Longstreth and Jen Mitas.
Public events are made possible with funding from the Regional Arts & Culture Council and SE Uplift.
1-1:45 pm: Welcome and introduction to The Field as an organization and Fieldwork, its signature method of non-directorial, artist-to-artist feedback.
1:45-2:45 pm: Portland Creative Laureate Subashini Ganesan presents a lecture demonstration about the New Expressive Works artist residency, a program to promote artistic excellence and cultural diversity in movement genres, that she has developed and stewarded over the last 7 years. Featuring Linda Austin, Meshi Chavez and Lisa DeGrace.
2:45-3 pm: In a presentation called “No Blank Slates,” The Field/PDX founder Katherine Longstreth will reflect on the philosophical and practical value of Fieldwork.
3:15-4:15 pm: A long table discussion about strategies for building racial and social equity in the arts will kick off with a group of grantmakers, curators and other cultural movers and shakers. Developed by Lois Weaver, who was in turn inspired by Marleen Gorris’s film Antonia’s Line, the long table is a project that combines theatricality and public engagement by appropriating a dinner party format (where “conversation is the only course”).
The discussion will be kicked off by 8 special guests: Subashini Ganesan (New Expressive Works), Shawn René Graham (The Field NYC), Stephen Herrera (Miller Foundation), Ronni Lacroute (Independent), Reuben Roqueñi (Native Arts + Culture Foundation), Jerry Tischleder (Oregon Community Foundation), Katie Watkins (Risk/Reward Festival), Sara Yada (Collins Foundation).
4:15-5 pm: The long table discussion will transition into a mixer hosted by Carla Rossi, Portland-based performance artist Anthony Hudson’s alter ego drag clown and “ghost of white privilege”.
Portland's premier drag clown Carla Rossi - newly-appointed Directrix of Feedback Studies at the Institute for Metaphysical & Digestive Clown Research - offers a series of cognitive tests and mental mousetraps under the guise of a traditional happy hour mixer in order to prompt connection, provoke conversation, and to help Carla meet her Amway™ quota for the month. Sponsored by SE Uplift.