Activate Equity 2018

Activate Equity: Insights, Inspirations & Connections is a meeting of artists, activists, and educators who seek to disrupt the racial and social inequities in the arts & culture sector through creative solutions. This day-long program is action-oriented, with multiple ways to engage and contribute - ultimately aiming to introduce new models, information, techniques, resources, and connections.

Joining us this year will be representatives from Chinatown Art Brigade, the League of Independent Theater, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, and more. Scroll down for Activate Equity 2018 program details.

The Field is offering sliding scale tickets in order to make this program accessible for our artists and the greater community. Admission includes access to the full day of programming, lunch, and evening networking reception. Click here for sliding scale tickets, $0-120.

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Keynote speaker announcement coming soon!

Activate Equity 2018 Presenters:

Chinatown Art Brigade 9-24-Projection cropped photo by Louis Chan.jpgChinatown Art Brigade (CAB) is a cultural collective of artists, media makers and activists creating art and media to advance social justice. Their work is driven by the fundamental belief that collaboration with and accountability to thosecommunities that are directly impacted by racial, social and economic inequities must be central to our cultural, art, or media making process.

CAB is collaborating with the Chinatown Tenants Union of CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities, a grassroots non-profit that organizes low-income pan-Asian communities around tenant rights, fighting evictions and displacement.

Photo by Louis Chan

League of Independent Theater logo.pngLeague of Independent Theater was formed by artist/producers, John Clancy, Paul Bargetto and John Pinkard, to unify the voices and protect the interests of those who work and enjoy independent theater across the five boroughs.

Today the League is an active participant in the political and social life of the Off Off Broadway sector, meeting regularly with elected officials, service organizations and its member artists on the issues including real estate, codes and contracts, green and sustainable practices, foreign language & international artist services, and politics, research, and outreach.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC logo.pngTheatre of the Oppressed NYC partners with community members at local organizations to form theatre troupes. These troupes devise and perform plays based on their challenges confronting economic inequality, racism, and other social, health and human rights injustices.

After each performance, actors and audiences engage in theatrical brainstorming – called Forum Theatre – with the aim of catalyzing creative change on the individual, community, and political levels.

Price: $0-120 (Sliding Scale) The $120 ticket represents the full face value for the day-long event, including lunch and networking reception. Please contribute whatever you can to help us meet the costs of producing this ambitious program. To reserve your spot, select the ticket option that is right for you.

Accessibility: For wheelchair access or any other special considerations to fully participate in this program, please contact Program Manager Wilfredo Hernandez at 212-691-6969 ext.16 or We ask that all requests be made at least two (2) weeks in advance.

This program is supported in part by:

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