Redistricting the Arts

When Boundaries are Drawn


Monday, October 10, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Organized by Emiko Ono, program officer, performing arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Presented by Jaime Cortez, artist and arts program associate, San Francisco Arts Commission; Catherine D'Ignazio, artist, educator, and founder, The Institute for Infinitely Small Things; Terence McFarland, chief executive officer, LA Stage Alliance.

Specialists will highlight a number of cultural mapping and cultural “census” projects and explore the opportunities and issues inherent in this work. Case studies include ArtsCensus, a community database of arts patrons with geographic, demographic, and psychographic information from 100 organizations;, a website of creative spaces in Los Angeles County; a Bay Area artist's reinterpretation of the traditional atlas, with insights on documenting Latino communities; and The Institute of Infinitely Small Things, which instigates dialogue about democracy, public spaces, and everyday life through creative and participatory research. Join us for a conversation about defining place, neighborhood self-determination, and issues of who is, and is not, counted. Participants will be asked to consider critical questions and discuss imaginative ideas to address them.