Supporting Vulnerable Immigrant Artists and Communities

Sunday, June 17, 9:00 am - 9:40 am

In today’s political moment, immigrant artists in the United States and their communities are particularly vulnerable. How can local art agencies, advocates, funders, and artists themselves band together to mitigate the dangers, struggles, and fear that immigrant artists may experience, and to promote and celebrate a broader cultural narrative in all communities?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Hear about projects designed to sustain immigrant artists and the communities from which they emerge.
  2. Consider language barriers, geopolitical concerns, ways of working, and legal considerations that may serve as barriers to immigrant artists, and how to overcome them.
  3. Explore mentorship and mutual collaboration as a way of engaging genuinely and deeply in immigrant communities, as well as challenging power dynamics that may inadvertently crop up and which must be addressed.


This session is part of the Equity and Engagement sessions.