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ACF Artist Equity Study Group
June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Tish Jones, Poet and Artist organizer, is our special guest for the June ACF Artist Equity Study Group. Tish will share their perspective on community-focused art projects and how to build a genuine connection and sustainable impact as an artist.
Founder & Executive Director of TruArtSpeaks – an arts & culture nonprofit based in Saint Paul, MN – Tish Jones is a poet, educator, cultural strategist, and cultural producer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has performed poetry in venues throughout the United States. Her work can be found in A Moment of Silence (Tru Ruts and The Playwrights Center, 2020), the Minnesota Humanities Center’santhology entitled, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015), and more.
Currently a Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Next Step Fund recipient, she has been awarded fellowships from the Arts Matters Foundation, Springboard for the Arts, the Intercultural Leadership Institute, and more. Former Director of the Brave New Voices international youth poetry slam festival, her work explores the ways in which art can function as a tool for social transformation, liberation, and education. Jones has always had a passion for bridging arts & culture, civic engagement, and youth development. For more on her personal praxis, see Jones’ TEDxMinneapolis Talk on Spoken Word as a Radical Practice of Freedom.
Date & Time: Thursday, June 10, 2021 4 PM CT
Register in advance for this meeting here.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you require an interpreter, closed-captioning, or any other accommodations to fully engage, please contact Laura Krider (lkrider@composersforum, 612.314.9228) at least 48 hours before the event.*