ACRE (Artists Co-creating Real Equity) is an intergenerational, multi-racial group of artists and cultural workers committed to organizing for racial equity in the influential realms of art and culture.
Creating in multiple genres and at various stages of growth in our artistic fields, they are artists and community organizers united by the foundational anti-racist principles of The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. In their current work based in the northeast United States, they focus on six primary areas: racial equity in arts education, funding, coverage in media, curation, casting, and in space allocation/availability. Together, ACRE members have created a six-point platform that explains their vision for racial equity within each of the focus areas.
In this workshop, ACRE co-founders Maria Bauman, Nathan Trice, and Sarita Covington share the ACRE Platform and help participants examine their own artistic practices and artistic organizations with a racial justice lens informed by The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. ACRE members will be present at the workshop, in addition to Maria, Nathan, and Sarita. This is open to all artists committed to undoing racism.