Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Call for Afrocentric Arts

Art by Elizabeth Cattlett Mora (RIP)

Fellow Artists,

The time has come for us to work together and take control of our own future and artistic destiny. We can no longer blame others for what we have not done. We have the power to change our course, our direction, our world. As a
coalition, we can accomplish and achieve great things. Recently, a few artists met and discussed this concern, and concluded that there is a need for an Afrocentric Arts Alliance. Our mission is to establish a group that will foster, promote and advance the needs of The Bay Area Black Arts Community.
Starting with the performing arts, our goal is to create a black artistic network where artists can meet and share their ideas and projects. Coalition artists will guide comprehensive classes in their fields such as acting, directing, or play writing. We want to establish a meeting place where artists can perfect their crafts in front of eager and supportive colleagues. Our aim is to create a strategic plan as a foundation in order to support existing Afrocentric art and artists.
We invite you to be part of this Alliance and we are hosting a forum in the Latino Hispanic Room of the San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove Street) near City Hall in San Francisco, Sunday, 13 October 2013, from 1:30 to 4:30. Below is the agenda.
I .Introductions:
II. Speaker Overview:
III. Identify and Discuss Issues
o Youth
o Marketing
o Database
o Networking
o Space
o Monies
o Classes/Teachers
IV. Follow-up:
V. Conclusion:
Your ideas and participation are important, and please pass this information along to anyone you think might appreciate being a part of this effort. Please RSVP to me or Gloria Fisher, as space is limited. Hope to see you there. 650-458-6255.

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