Dinner Without an Agenda with Allison Davis (offsite)
Open A.I.R. Artists Services Program

The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program invites you to join Allion Davis for a meal and informal discussion at Mi Estrella

Location: 88-19 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Train 7 to 90th St. Elmhurst Ave.

We believe that informal no-agenda meetings can be incredibly fruitful and generative for artists. Come ask questions, discuss your work, and share a delicious meal with Allison Davis and 9 other artists.

How does it work?

Answer Allison’s question: How does the way the world perceives your physical self show up in your work or process?

By following this link: https://queensmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/dinner-without-an-agenda-w-allison-davis/

Please limit your answer to one line!

Submit your answer by April 13, 2016.

10 artists will be chosen based on their answers.

The event is free, appetizers are on us, but you will have to pay for your own drinks and entrees!

About Allison Davis 

Allison Davis is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) in Brooklyn. As a writer, she has had productions in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, is a recipient of a theatrical grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and created an original concept sold to CBS through the Humble Journey Films banner. She was a 2014 spring fellow with This American Life on public radio and is the current series writer for AfroPoP on PBS.

As a producer, Allison has mounted national broadcast/web campaigns for Chipotle and Converse, managed production for documentaries on PBS’ Independent Lens and POV, and produced numerous short films and independent stage productions. She has also worked as a creative executive for Humble Journey Films and Current TV, creating original programming for both cable and network television, and produced for the StoryCorps podcast on NPR.

She is also a former contributor to The Hairpin, named one of Forbes’s top 100 best blogs for women, and has written and blogged for New York Magazine, Beautiful/Decay Magazine, and The Fader Magazine, as well as copy for countless clients. She holds a BA in Visual and Media Arts from Emerson College and, through a departmental fellowship, an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Dramatic Writing.

About the Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program

Open A.I.R. draws on the Queens Museum’s resources, staff expertise, and networks to provide workshops and lectures that help artists grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists. Given the Museum’s commitment to socially-engaged art that crosses sectors, as well as attention to its role in neighboring communities, Open A.I.R. works to expand the notion of who is an artist and, moreover, utilizes a holistic view of how to support their potential to thrive and contribute to the cultural landscape of Queens and New York City more broadly. Tailored to artists in the outer boroughs, Open A.I.R. prioritizes the needs of artists of color, queer artists, and immigrant artists, facilitating conversations where art meets activism, and organizing experiences that bring together artists and non-artists.

Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Questions? Email sespinoza@queensmuseum.org

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