Making Art, Building Community, And Creating Change Through Abundance

Workshop led for the Artworld Conference Defining Value(s) in the art world

Arts and culture institutions wield influence, impacting and transforming social issues in our communities. For an institution to be authentic (honoring mission, values, and communities of accountability), a practice of self-reflection and adaptation is required to ensure inner structures and processes align with values and impact. What are we willing to change? What are we willing to give up? What are we willing to share? Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Ladi’Sasha Jones will use The Laundromat Project as a case study to discuss weaving a practice of abundance into a cultural organizing model. Participants will learn about leveraging abundance, which includes: collective creative ideas and actions to fuel new ways of making positive, community-attuned change; engaging in deep listening and responsiveness; learning from mistakes; and creating a greater sense of community among artists, neighbors, arts administrators, and cultural workers.

workshop led by Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and Ladi’Sasha Jones