Citizen Artist Salon

Posted on September 19, 2016

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The USDAC Super PAC is up and running, countering narratives of hate through Participatory Acts of Culture. You’re invited to step up as an ExtraSuperDelegate and to take part! In addition to downloading the Toolkit, you can now watch short videos about each of the nine prototype projects at

Want to learn more and to meet with fellow Citizen Artists to share project ideas? Join us tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th @ 6pm EST/3pm PST for a Citizen Artist Salon!

During this interactive online video call, we’ll offer inspiration and nuts-and-bolts guidance for creating participatory public projects.

Citizen Artist Salon Guests:

  • Karina Puente is multi-disciplinary artist based in Philadelphia, PA. Her Super PAC project, HISTORY IN THE MAKING: PAPEL PICADO NOW, uses a traditional Mexican artform, cut paper, to create powerful messages that can be made by children or adults and displayed anywhere.
  • Sara Taliaferro is an illustrator and organizer based in Lawrence, KS. Her Super PAC project, THE BUFFALO COMMONS (UN)VOTING FAIR, is a playful participatory event including multiple activities representing different aspects of the democratic process, imagined and experienced in new, inclusive ways: artmaking, speaking, yard signs, caucusing, and more.
  • John Sankofa is a professor and community activist based in Baltimore, MD. His Super PAC project, DEMOCRACY UNCUT: A HEARABLE DIALOGUE ON RACE AND POLICING, uses on-the-street video interviews to invite people who disagree to express themselves and hear each other, promoting solutions-driven public conversation.

Moderated by Arlene Goldbard, USDAC Chief Policy Wonk.

Reposted from U.S. Department of Arts and Culture

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