PHX Zine Fest
Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

PHX Zine Fest

PHX Zine Fest is an annual event that includes a multitude of people from all over the nation who create a culmination of DIY small press publications, comics, photo books, art and the like. Arizona has a lot to offer and we want to show it off! The event is a meeting place for people to celebrate self-publishing and that have a deep interest in the art form. This event allows us to share our zines with other zinesters and with the public. We aim to make this a very fun and informational day that includes guest speakers, music and paper. Lots of paper.     

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 How to be an Arts Advocate: Turns Out You Can't Burn it All Down
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

How to be an Arts Advocate: Turns Out You Can't Burn it All Down

Well Fed Artists Workshop Series

by [nueBOX] and Creative Catalysts

Creative Catalysts has partnered with nueBOX to bring you more FREE workshops for makers trying to make it!

Description: Arts are a powerful tool for engaging with our neighbors and our community, yet our communities are thoroughly disconnected from the local political processes. Are the artists in your community visible in your neighborhood? Learn how to work with local government and become visible, and to get local government to work with you. Where can you look to advocate for community and arts? What works? What tools are available to engage your community’s creative energies? Learn from our wins and losses, home-runs and swings-and-misses.

All workshops are free and open to everyone. This workshop will be held at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in the Classroom. You can register for the workshop at: https://nuebox.ticketleap.com/wfaws1/dates/

Find out more about [nueBOX] and other workshops & programs at www.nuebox.org/workshops

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Culture Shift: Influencing Perspective
Oct
7
11:50 AM11:50

Culture Shift: Influencing Perspective

A Panel Moderated by Eunique Yazzie

Featuring Amanda Mollindo

Advocacy starts with sharing realities. As artists and visionaries, we create awareness focusing on intersectional issues involving inclusion, diversity, eco-justice, food/health sovereignty, cultural appropriation, racial equity, etc. The power of creative advocacy is the intentional effort to create a united voice; knowing design can be the fundamental catalyst for impact. As designers, we help craft ideas and explore the age-old question of “How do we create change?” This presentation will include a panel discussion between cultural designers/artists and storytellers who are influencing perspective, creating community, and voicing the unheard stories of Arizona.

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Deadline to Submit: Color Balance
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Deadline to Submit: Color Balance

Juror: Amanda Mollindo, photographer, Founder of aftrART

Call for entry closes: September 24, 2018

Submission fee: $10

Exhibition publication: October 9, 2018

Don’t Smile and juror Amanda Mollindo is seeking work for Color Balance, an online exhibition that elevates the work of female photographers of color. This call is not limited to images about identity, although work with personal or cultural themes are certainly welcome. Rather, we ask that you send in your strongest work from any photographic genre to highlight the diverse talents and interests of this underrepresented subsect of photographers.

100% of the submission fees will be donated to aftrART, an organization dedicated to creating resources, sharing experiences, and increasing accessibility for students and early-career artists.

To be considered for Color Balance on Don't Smile, please send 3-5 images titled “Lastname_title” in a .zip file to submission@dont-smile.com. The images must be .jpegs, 1280px on the long side, 160ppi, and cannot exceed 20 MB. Type in the subject line of the email “Color Balance.”

Please note: women photographers from historically underrepresented populations, specifically artists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, Native American, indigenous, or multiracial will be exclusively considered for Color Balance.

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La Phnkra Music Fest
Sep
23
8:00 PM20:00

La Phnkra Music Fest

La PHNKRA Music Fest (pronounced La Finikera Music Fest) aims to represent Phoenix’s plural identity, which flows through our Valley like the canals that sustain it.

We’re not binary nor tertiary, we balance the equation, we’re 200 percenters. We go full-blown chakas with La Alterada, dance to death with Tropicalísimos Demons and get lifted by Las Chollas Peligrosas.

That doesn’t mean we don’t rock hard with Reyno, skirt-skirt with CRUISE or lose our shit when we smash the dance floor at house parties with El Dusty. Let’s not even start talking about when DJentrification, Sir Smeezy, Stoneypie, Byron Fenix or Philo have all hands on deck.

This festival is to honor our place and who we are: Phoenikerxs fo’ life!

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Working in Communities: Healthy & Equitable Practices
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Working in Communities: Healthy & Equitable Practices

Well Fed Artists Workshop Series

by [nueBOX] and Creative Catalysts

 "Social impact" and "community-based work" are buzzwords in many of our current social and artistic ecosystems. With increasing numbers of institutions and practitioners demanding community involvement, risk of exploitation and harm to those very communities is at an all-time-high. In this workshop, we will learn some of the basic questions and tools to engage with -- long before stepping foot into a community -- to ensure equitable relationships, sustainable programming, and community health.

All workshops are free and open to everyone. This workshop will be held at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum in the Classroom. You can register for the workshop at: https://nuebox.ticketleap.com/wfaws1/dates/
 

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Artists of Color Organizing for Racial Equity
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Artists of Color Organizing for Racial Equity

by InSite Consulting

Join us for the third meeting for Artists of Color Organizing for Racial Equity in the Arts in AZ. We convene these meetings to build capacity, increase representation, and demand that equity is led by those most impacted. Arizona is a rich and complex place and our arts and culture leaders must reflect the diversity and varied histories of this place.

Join us for the third gathering of Artists of Color Organizing for Racial Equity in the arts. This space is free and open to all artists of color/non-white artists. Children Welcome!

**This space is for people of color only. White allies and white accomplices are not permitted in the space. Thank you for your solidarity and support. InSite offers workshops on WHITENESS & WHITE FRAGILITY. Please visit marginstocenter.com for more information.

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The Whole Story at the Phoenix Art Museum
Sep
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Whole Story at the Phoenix Art Museum

he Whole Story returns to Phoenix Art Museum throughout 2018! This live storytelling show celebrates the nuances of our humanity through personal stories told from the Black perspective. Featured storytellers take the stage at 7:30 pm on September 7, 2018, during First Friday for the final show of its second season.


Join A Margot Brisky, Alexus Rhone, James "JC" Collins, Yamanaane Ali, Samson Timmons and host, Rachel Eseoghene Egboro in celebrating the final show of The Whole Story's second season!

About The Whole Story

The Whole Story is a personal storytelling event that began in January 2016. This live show seeks to bring greater depth and breadth to our understanding of the human experience from the Black perspective. To learn how to be a part of The Whole Story, visit thewholestoryis.com

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