i wanted to share some things art.coop has been up to. BIG shout out to one of our board members @nati helped put together this amazing report! “Solidarity Not Charity - Grantmaking in the Solidarity Economy”
here’s a link to a video which gives a brief synopsis Solidarity Not Charity (Art.coop) commissioned by GIA - Video
many of the themes presented within the report connect to The Resonate Manifesto (updated version forthcoming* ) in the realization that cultural workers are economy builders. if we aim to repair centuries of injustice, we must align ourselves with the people who’ve been most harmed by our systems; those practicing self-determination, community ownership and democratic governance. this contributes to building political, cultural and economic power, an act resilience, which is super essential, especially amidst a crisis. engaging in and expanding the reach of this ecosystem, a solidarity economy based on repair and care really can shift the material conditions and be beneficial to those who are a part of it.
all of that to say, this report is dope and totally worth checking out!
also, Art.coop has this study towards action virtual study group series starting on the first friday of September (September 3rd, not this friday, but next*)
in this series, they’re offering an one hour Public Talk + Experience for anyone who RSVPs. and then the Study-into-Action cohort* continues into facilitated break-out groups.
but yeah, completely encourage anyone who’s interested to definitely tap in!