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Women & The Art World
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Women & The Art World

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Join ELNYA and Women of Culture on Monday March 12th for the second installment of the Conversation Series: Women & the Art World.

While historically women have played a huge role in building arts institutions and collections (think Peggy Guggenheim, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, among others) the industry as a whole is still predominantly run by men. According to Artsy, women working across arts professions make almost $20,000 less per year than men and ArtReview’s 2017 Power 100 list of the “most influential people in the contemporary art world” was only 38% women. When it comes to institutional power, women in the United States hold only a quarter of museum directorships.

But women like our 3 panelists: Anita Rogers, Danika Druttman and Lisa Small, are all working against these odds and forging successful careers in the arts nonetheless. We will get a sneak peek into three different facets of the art world, learn about their unique careers and discuss how they have each overcome some of the hurdles women face in this male-dominated industry.

There will be wine, snacks and goody bags for all as well as plenty of time for networking and viewing the current exhibit entitled Four Feet by Swedish/Finnish artist Verva Hinnemo. Additionally, work by women artists makes up only 3–5% of major permanent collections in the U.S. and Europe (Guardian), and only 30% of artists represented by commercial galleries are women (Hyperallergic). Artists, Arts Administrators and Arts Enthusiasts of all kinds will benefit from this vibrant and relevant discussion.

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Curating Color
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Curating Color

Curating Color is an invitation-only panel discussion with leadership from nationally and locally recognized arts organizations, who will discuss how to effectively curate programming centered on artists of color. Panelists include Gary Padmore, Director of Education and Community at the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Leah Dickerman, Marlene Hess curator of the Museum of Modern Art, Roberta Uno of ArtsChangeUS, and Milteri Tucker of Bombazo Dance Company. The panel will be moderated by Eun Lee, Executive Producer of The Dream Unfinished. Panelists will discuss the challenges, responsibilities, and successes of presenting works by artists of color through institutions which vary by both discipline and/or scale. Curating Color is invitation only, to encourage both panelists and audience members to speak about their experiences and philosophies with candor.

RSVP here: bit.ly/curatingcolor

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Acting Out: Leadership for Social Change
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Acting Out: Leadership for Social Change

"Despair creates anger, anger creates energy, and energy turns things around." 
(Zelda Fichandler, American theatre producer, director, and educator)

Part presentation, part workshop, part discussion, this event will center on hearing about effective strategies for social change in the arts from leaders in art and activism, as well as work towards developing participants’ approach to leading this work effectively as an artist or arts administrator...

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#MuseumsSoWhite
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

#MuseumsSoWhite

A free community-building networking event to address diversity in museums
In a casual cafe setting, Brooklyn Museum, Museum Hack, ELNYA, Monica Montgomery and Drinking About Museums have come together to hold a meeting of the minds. With small break-out sessions, activities, and social games, we'll bring our communities closer, ask questions, and create opportunities.

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"Because of the Arts I..." - ELNYA @ BK Museum First Saturdays
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Because of the Arts I..." - ELNYA @ BK Museum First Saturdays

Join ELNYA at the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays on April 1st! This event invites participants to take a stand against the potential dismantling and defunding of the NEA. Pass by our table on Saturday night to get tips for contacting your representatives (and write postcards on the spot!), participate in a public art project about the impact of the arts on your life, and join our #SaveTheNEA selfie campaign.

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Authentic Arts Programming: A Discussion of the Creation of Genuine Arts Experiences for Creator and Community
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Authentic Arts Programming: A Discussion of the Creation of Genuine Arts Experiences for Creator and Community

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What is authentic arts programming and how do we, as an arts community, continue to create experiences with this authenticity in mind?Have you ever cancelled or altered programming because it didn't feel authentic? Can arts organizations "measure" the authenticity of their programming? If so, how?

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