From 2015-2017, Alternate ROOTS piloted a series of six ROOTS Weekends across the South. They were a bit hit, and will be continuing! Next up is ROOTS Weekend Jackson, November 8-11, 2018 in Jackson, MS. More details coming soon.
ROOTS Weekends are a condensed version of ROOTS Week. These three-day convenings bring artists, activists, and cultural organizers together to build community and share work through workshops, dialogues, visual arts, and performances.
The gatherings will be grounded in the work of ROOTS Partners In Action program but it will not be the sole focus of the weekend. The intention of this project is to help artists gain a deeper analysis of the work going on within the region, and to and to lift up the ways artists are working with local communities to develop creative solutions to long-standing issues. ROOTS Weekends will be documented so that the experience and learning can be shared far and wide, throughout ROOTS’ membership as well as the broader field.
We are not only looking to attract ROOTS members to these gatherings, but also local artists, cultural organizers, and creatives, regional and national partners, peer organizations, and funders. So in putting this event together we will be inviting proposals for performances, workshops, visual arts exhibitions, local excursions, and more!
The ROOTS Weekend Series is made possible by the generous support of
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.