2NITE: Arts Cluster 5 – Keep it ALIVE!!!

Occupy Wall Street; Arts Cluster 5 -7pm Oct 7, 2012

Dear OWS Arts Groups and people!
The next meeting of the Arts Cluster IS happening this coming Sunday, October 7 at 7 PM at the Commons  388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

For those new to this list, this is the initiative to bring together the creative community of OWS..an opportunity to share information, resources, grievances and sympathies that can strengthen all of our participation in the huge work at hand.

Some of the topics discussed at past meetings included plans for the GuitarmyA Big ProjectOccupy the Empty Space’s upcoming 10 minute play festival (which was fab!)  , various puppet projects, core issues of artist entitlement, diversity and other arts actions and at the last meeting we spent time talking about events for N17 (including learning the police code of honor that Brook had gloriously set to music – which came in handy for me a couple times!), talked about a solo piece from Occupy Boston which is actually now happening in NY on Oct 22)  and also started a conversation about possible actions around Occupying the Election.

What we have on the table so far for this meeting (as well as other topics which you bring!) are follow ups on some of the above and continuing discussions about subway performances, Occupy Halloween plans and Occupy the Election. Let me know if there is anything which really needs to be added to the agenda followup before we go to new topics in Open Space.
Again – here are four easy requests:

1) It will be a potluck, so please bring some food or liquids to share if you can!

2) Please bring ideas about what to discuss in Open Space! After we do followups, the rest of the meeting, we will use the Open Space model, so that everyone hopefully has has the opportunity to bring their priorities to the group.

3)Please let us know you’re coming, and if we confirm then please also feel free to invite your friends!   If we agree to go ahead – I will also set up a Facebook page that can be used.

4)If there is something that needs to be on the followup list (anything I’ve left out) or anything that needs to urgently be on the agenda before we go to Open Space, please contact me beforehand and let me know.

ALSO LET ME KNOW IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP FACILITATE THIS MEETING!

Again that’s Sunday October 7 at 7 PM (will end at 10pm) at The Commons  388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Hope to see you there!
Morgan and the Arts Cluster team

Arts Cluster 4: Sunday Aug 26, 7pm

Occupy Wall Street Arts Cluster 4

Dear OWS Arts Groups and people!

A reminder about the next meeting of the Arts Cluster happening this
coming Sunday, August 26  at 7 PM at the Commons  388 Atlantic Avenue in
Brooklyn.

For those new to this list, this is the initiative to bring together the
creative community of OWS… an opportunity to share information,
resources, grievances and sympathies that can strengthen all of our
participation in the huge work at hand.

Some of the topics discussed at past meetings included plans for the
Guitarmy, A Big Project, Occupy the Empty Space’s upcoming 10
minute play festival
, various puppet projects, core issues of artist entitlement, diversity and other arts actions.

What we have on the table for this meeting (as well as other topics
which you bring!) are follow ups on some of the above and continuing
discussions about subway performances leading up to September 17,
general plans for September 17 itself, and hopefully learning some songs
(including the police code of honor)! Please let me know if there is
anything which really needs to be added to the agenda followup before we
go to new topics in Open Space.

I don’t seem to have the notes from the July meeting (if someone has
them can they please (re)send) but here are the ones from June to get a
sense
.

Four easy requests:

1) It will be a potluck, so please bring some food or liquids to share
if you can!

2) Please bring ideas about what to discuss! After we do followups, the
rest of the meeting, we will use the Open Space model, so that everyone
hopefully has has the opportunity to bring their priorities to the
group.

3)Please let us know you’re coming, and invite your friends!   We have
set up a Facebook invite as well that you can use.
https://www.facebook.com/events/111889772291554/

4)If there is something that needs to be on the followup list (anything
I’ve left out) or anything that needs to urgently be on the agenda
before we go to Open Space, please contact me beforehand and let me
know.

Again that’s Sunday August 26 at 7 PM (will end at 10pm) at The Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn.

Hope to see you there!

Morgan and the Arts Cluster team

TONITE: Arts Cluster 3, @7pm

Occupy Wall Street - Arts Cluster 3, Sunday July 15, 7pm - The Commons Brooklyn

We cordially invite you to the third meeting of the Arts Cluster! initiative to bring together the creative community of OWS. We think that this opportunity to share information, resources, grievances and sympathies can strengthen all of our participation in the huge work… at hand.

The first Arts Cluster was in April. More than 60 people attended, representing 20+ creative projects from the occupy universe, as well as OWS sympathetic creatives who wanted to get plugged in. We learned more about one another’s work, had discussions about common challenges, and shared needs and resources. It was pretty great, but it was just the beginning. The group agreed that we should try to meet bi-monthly and the second meeting was held on June 10th where an amazing range of subjects were discussed https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SXxiMZp5Q7OnRg3aJkE-zaVnRxwQcZHuXNlxDe9h_HU/edit

We then decided to go for #3 so PLEASE COME with a topic you’d like to introduce to discussion!

Three easy request:

1) It will be a potluck, so please bring some food to share if you can!
2) Please bring ideas about what to discuss! For much of the meeting, we will use the Open Space model, so that everyone has the opportunity to bring their priorities to the group.
3)Please let us know you’re coming, and invite your friends!

FACEBOOK INVITE:
http://www.facebook.com/events/408769279160268

OWS Poetry Group: An OWS Arts Cluster Highlight

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“A Collage of OWS Poetry Collective Assemblies” video/editing by Vivian.
Footage from the Occupy Wall Street Poetry collective done in and around Liberty Park in Wall Street. Fall 2011 – Winter 2012

Occupy Wall Street Poetry Facebook

[During the OWS Arts Cluster on April 1st, several of the many artist groups inside OWS came to connect and share with each other their experiences in the first six months of OWS.  Below is a video submitted to Arts & Culture for the cluster from the OWS Poetry Group, unfortunately we couldn't present it at the cluster due to lack of time and a last minute change of format. As a thanks to all the OWS Art groups that took part in the OWS Arts Cluster, I'll be presenting each of the groups through their words, images, and texts.]