Morning Plenary Session

Saturday, June 16, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

All across the country, artists are activating—they’re using their mediums to tell new stories, to raise up voices, to make people think. In this special morning plenary conversation, join artist Tanya AguiƱiga, 2018 Yankee Johnson Fellow for Artists Transforming Communities, and social entrepreneur and artist-activist Sol Guy as they talk about the power of this moment, the ways that nexus organizations can support creative voice now, and the opportunities to come.


Sol Guy
Venice, California

Sol Guy’s passion to connect art and social change has taken him on a unique creative journey. It has given him the gift of learning from artists, activists and indigenous cultures globally. As a producer and director he has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time, such as Lauryn Hill, Joaquin Phoenix, M.I.A, Robert De Niro, JR, K'NAAN and others. His current projects include writing and directing an untitled feature length documentary about his family as well as an arts and culture funding project called QUIET.