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Take Me to the River: Supporting Environmental Artists

Tuesday, October 20, 2:00pm – 4:30pm

The Frog Spot

Organized and moderated by Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director, Alliance of Artists Communities.

Presented by Daniel Kertzner, Senior Philanthropic Advisor for Funding Partnerships, Rhode Island Foundation; Lewis MacAdams, poet, journalist, filmmaker, and Co-Founder, Friends of the Los Angeles River; and Risë Wilson, Director of Philanthropy, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

In the face of complex ecological predicaments, we believe art must be an essential part of our efforts towards change. This session will focus on supporting work at the intersections of art and the environment, showcasing both new and long-standing efforts to develop cross-sector support for some of today’s most critical issues. Presenters will explore how grantmakers can break down bureaucratic silos to support interdisciplinary work and advocate for artists to their colleagues in other sectors; engage with each other in developing new standards of excellence, outcomes, and impact to better understand and assess this work; and share some compelling projects in environmental art-making.

This session will be held at The Frog Spot on the Los Angeles River.