I had the opportunity to have a great conversation with Libby Pratt, Director of Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, Michael Chovan-Dalton, and Kai McBride from the podcast the Photoshow on photo nonprofits, specifically about Baxter Street and how it has recently changed its mission, and location. Libby and I also talked a bit as being artists in our own right, our shared interests, and experiences. It was my first podcast so take a listen! Thank you Michael and Kai!
I co-organized and moderated a panel hosted by the MFA Photography, Video and Related Media department at the School of Visual Arts titled, Support and Be Supported: Nonprofits and the Arts.
The panel discussion featured several nonprofit organizations coming together to discuss the mission of their organizations, their current and future programming goals, and the critical role art not-for-profits play in supporting emerging and mid-career artists.
Panel participants included Eve Biddle, Founding Co-Executive Director of the Wassaic Project; Sarah Corpron, Acting Director of Business Services, NYFA; Michael Kamber, Founding Executive Director, Bronx Documentary Center; Skye MacLeod, Associate Director for Adult Education, BRIC; and Libby Pratt, Director, Baxter St. at Camera Club of New York.
Engaged in a cultural space where commercial and public organizations often do not operate, art nonprofits give voice, mentor, and empower visual artists and stakeholders to advance and change. The panel provided insight on how the organizations above function within and bolster communities, while promoting social justice.