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  • 37-11 35th Ave, Entrance on 37th Ave
  • Astoria, NY 11101

"Creative Conversations: A Dialogue with Community Engaged Artists"

Are you interested in applying for the Queens Art Fund  Community Engagement Commissioning?  Then join us for a conversation on best practices in community engaged art and hear from experienced artists in the field . Effective community engaged arts projects involve significant collaborative effort, relationship building, conflict resolution, fundraising, and time management.

This event offers artists an opportunity to meet and learn from leaders in the field and insight on the guidelines of the QAF Community Engagement Commissioning.

Tuesday, August 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Queens Council on the Arts
37-11 35th Ave, entrance on 37th
Astoria, NY, 11101


Facilitator Bio

Priscilla Stadler investigates vulnerability and change through sculpture and human interaction. Because her work spans studio and social practice, she makes things, invites dialogues and interactions with passersby, and works with communities. Stadler was a 2014 Create Change Fellow with The Laundromat Project, and received grants through the QCA in 2013 and 2009. She has completed artist residencies at the Contemporary Artists Center (Troy, NY), ACRE (Chicago, IL), and the Vermont Studio Center. Her projects include Fragile City, FAVORS, and the Oracle of Random Quotes.

Panelist Bios

Yvonne Shortt is the Executive Director of the non profit RPGA Studio, a creative studio that uses art, technology, sustainability, and design to address community issues. Ms. Shortt and her team can be found installing 4,000 square foot art installations in public spaces, designing sustainable gardens, teaching 3d design and fabrication to the community, using 3d modeling tools for community revitalization projects, creating card games, laser cutting super hero stat girl to teach people about transportation issues, and so much more. Yvonne Shortt received a QAF grant in 2015.

Carlos Martinez is an environmentalist, artist and advocate living in Jackson Heights, Queens. His interdisciplinary artistic practice ranges from site-specific interventions to community-based projects exploring contemporary issues. Carlos is the co-founder of Hibridos Collective (pronounced e-bree-dos), an interdisciplinary collaborative working to re-envision spaces through community-based arts practices. Carlos Martinez received a QAF grant in 2015.

Anjali Deshmukh holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a Fulbright Scholar in Fine Arts. Recent accomplishments include installations at the Brooklyn Museum, Dumbo Arts Festival, and Digital Games Conference. Anjali is also Director of Knowledge & Communications at Nonprofit Finance Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the way money is given and used to achieve social impact. Anjali Deshmukh received a QAF grant in 2015.