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 Guitarmy, A Big Project, Occupy 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