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Resources at the Roots of Culture

Monday, October 13, 11:10am – 12:40pm


Organized and moderated by Kim Cook, President, Arts Council of New Orleans.

Presented by Monique Martin, Director of Family Programming, Arts & Cultural Programs, City Parks Foundation; Ashley Miglini, Communications Manager, Circus Now; and Mauricio Palma, Director, Initiatives, Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

When we prioritize and value cultural traditions and forms, whether from the folk lineage or urban indigenous contemporary realm, how do we effectively resource the artists and communities we hope to honor and support? Building cultural competence for working at the roots of culture is a specific and intentional process that does not always fit neatly within the structures of funding institutions. We will share, provoke, laugh, and interact with those who are living, learning, and working in this space. Bring your stories and your questions and let’s get real.