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Community-based Arts: Being Human in 2021

Community Arts panelists
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Friday, March 19, 2021
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Online panel: https://duke.zoom.us/j/97355980279. (Please arrive a few minutes early; this event will start punctually at 4 pm.)

Panelists: Carly Jones (North Carolina Arts Council), Monét Noelle Marshall (Artist. Consultant. Human.), Pierce Freelon (Blackspace and NorthStar Church of the Arts), Rafael Osuba (Artist Studio Project and El Quixote Festival). Moderator: Sarah Town (Duke University).

Community-based arts are cultural practices cultivated in collective settings. Practitioners expand these collectives further by engaging with broader social networks of individuals whose beliefs and experiences are expressed through their work. In a society that favors individual achievement, sees artists as lone warriors, and allocates resources for commercial gain, how do we create local and regional ecosystems in which community-based arts can thrive? In "Community-based Arts: Being Human in 2021," four artists and community leaders from the Research Triangle discuss their perspectives on the present and future of community-based arts in Durham, North Carolina, and beyond.

Presented by: African and African American Studies, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Cultural Anthropology, Duke Performances, Duke Service-Learning, Music, Thompson Writing Program.