where we are
In the beginning of January 2021, we (the current working group) got together to discuss what this year might look like for FSP. Here’s where we are.
• We are investigating the intersections of space, art and activism. We believe activism & social justice work are intrinsic to creating; we prioritize this way of thinking in FSP’s work and are exploring what that looks like.
• We feel it’s really important for us to “move at the speed of trust.”* For us, this looks like engaging more with the Philly live arts and activism communities, by going to events, building relationships, and building trust. This also looks like moving v e r y s l o w l y...
• We held (virtual) space for a bi-weekly reading group of Creating New Futures (the Final Phase 1 Document). This document addresses equity and ethics for presenting dance. Themes such as labor, contracts, accessibility and transparency are core entry points for rethinking ethical guidelines for the dance field.
*In Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown, she cites: “This is communications strategist Mervyn Marcano’s remix of Stephen Covey’s “speed of trust” concept.”