Hollerin’ into the Space: Reflections on ROOTS Week 2016

The Hollerin’ Space Installation by Muthi Reed and Angela Davis Johnson. Photo by: Melisa Cardona By Ron Ragin | September 27, 2016 I’ve always leaned into the retreat element of ROOTS Week. Gathering with this extended family is (perhaps ironically)

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The Future of “The Future is on the Table #4” is on the Web: Documentation for Activation

Article by Nicole Gurgel (Albuquerque, NM) | November 3, 2015 From fall 2012 through spring 2013, multi-media artists Gwylene Gallimard and Jean-Marie Mauclet, facilitated an art-with-community project in Jackson, MS, sponsored by the Mississippi Museum of Art. The artists, who

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Alternate ROOTS seeks a dynamic and visionary Visual Arts Coordinator for ROOTS Week. Thanks to continued support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, ROOTS is able to dedicate time and energy to the cultivation of service to its visual arts members

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Territories on our Bodies

Article by Alison Hall Kibbe (New York, NY) this map creeps over my body I feel hills roll and rivers meander rushing to carve out space the highway carries the songs and stories of peoples etched into my side I

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Announcing New Webinars & Workshops on Digital Storytelling

Dear Friends, StoryCenter’s 2015 Public Workshop schedule will be posted on our website in the coming weeks, but we want to share a few exciting workshops and webinars taking place this summer. Please follow links below for more information or

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Talk to Us: A New Year Brings Fresh Opportunity to Renew Our “Highly Active Communications Culture” at ROOTS

Within the next month, Alternate ROOTS’ multi-year Communication Strategy will take a giant step forward, with the launch of our brand new website. We couldn’t be more excited, or more grateful, to the good folks at Social Impact Studios led by the

Five Misconceptions about Documentation, Archiving, and Communication in the Field of Community Cultural Development

Article by Jamie Haft; Photos by Andrew Morikawa This article was originally posted on Roadside Theater’s blog.  Virginia Tech recently hosted a small national meeting on documentation, archiving, and communication in the field of community cultural development. Articulated by convener Bob Leonard,

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Press Release: Alternate ROOTS Receives Highly Competitive EmcArts Innovation Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 11/25/13 Keyl McCord, 404-577-1079, keryl@alternateroots.org Shannon M. Turner, 404-577-1079, shannon@alternateroots.org Alternate ROOTS Receives Highly Competitive EmcArts Innovation Award •    37-year-old arts organization to learn about old dogs and new tricks •    Social change leaders tackle internal change  ATLANTA,

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A Call To Action, A Time to Make Our Presence Felt

ROOTS Week-A Call to Action

In just two short years, Alternate ROOTS will turn 40. In the build-up to this milestone, we are launching A Call to Action – a three-year initiative that will deeply investigate our work as artists and cultural organizers. During each year of

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Clearing The Creative Path: Self & Community Love

Tamiko Ambrose Murray

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” — Audre Lorde In a powerful declaration of self-love, Audre Lorde reminds us that caring for ourselves is inextricably linked to our work

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Elise Witt

Work with Jessica Lily to design and create a new website that is user friendly, is artistically engaging and has clear, attractive, and complete content, so that online presence is easy and satisfying to navigate See ROOTS Member Profile here.

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.