2013 | New Orleans


Martha Wilson

Opening comments by Bob Snead and Abigail Satinsky, and keynote lecture by Martha Wilson

Martha Wilson Keynote from Press Street on Vimeo



Regine Basha, Matthew Fluharty, Kemi Ilesanmi, Delaney Martin, and Josh Rios; moderated by Gia Hamilton

This panel brings together art leaders from across the country to compare how their unconventional organizational models create platforms for artists. Participants discuss the contributions of physical and organizational structures to their varied practices, the influence of internal or external forces, how they exist within their communities, and what the future could look like for independent art organizing.

Hand in Glove New Orleans: Ways of Being | Part 1/2 from Press Street on Vimeo

Ways of Being | Part 2/2 from Press Street on Vimeo

Regine Basha, Austin, TXIndependent Curator (bashaprojects.com) Co-Founder of Testsite (fluentcollab.org/testsite/

Matthew Fluharty, St. Louis, MOEditor of Art of the Rural (artoftherural.org), Member of M12 (m12studio.org)

Kemi Ilesanmi, New York, NY | Executive Director of Laundromat Project (laundromatproject.org)

Delaney Martin, New Orleans, LA co-founder of New Orleans Air Lift (neworleansairlift.org)

Josh Rios, Austin, TX Member of Okay Mountain (okaymountain.com

Gia Hamilton, New Orleans, LA Founder of Gris Gris Lab (thegrisgrislab.com), Director of Joan Mitchell Center (joanmitchellcenter.org)



Kenneth Bailey, Reanne Estrada, Eve Fowler, Vince Kadlubek, Abigail Satinsky, and Cameron Shaw (moderator)

Small arts organizations are always dealing with challenges of sustainability and growth. With consistently dwindling public funding and sometimes challenging private foundation support, it is important for independent organizers to think outside of the traditional modes of support for the arts and re-imagine the possibilities of healthy arts eco-systems that encourage collaboration and support. Panelists will focus on the pragmatic issues of fundraising, volunteerism, and community involvement, while also considering how their histories are intimately connected to these issues.

Strategies of Sustainability | Part 1/2 from Press Street on Vimeo

Strategies of Sustainability | Part 2/2 from Press Street on Vimeo.

Kenneth Bailey, Principle for Design Studio for Social Intervention (ds4si.org) Boston, MA

Reanne Estrada, Creative Director Public Matters (publicmattersgroup.com) Los Angeles, CA

Eve Fowler Founder Artist Curated Projects (artistcuratedprojects.com) Los Angeles, CA

Vince Kadlubek Co-founder of Meow Wolf (meowwolf.com) Santa Fe, NM

Abigail Satinsky Associate Director of Threewalls (three-walls.org) Chicago, IL

Cameron Shaw Founder of Pelican Bomb )pelicanbomb.com) New Orleans, LA