Petri Dish is a regular and perpetual series of discussions exploring the relationship between specific works of art — whether film, text, sound, or performance — and the process of thinking about and creating new work. Led by an artist each month, Petri Dish events are free, public, and supported by Skewed Visions members.

BOOK TALK

THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE FUNDED: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
(2007 – INCITE! WOMEN OF COLOR AGAINST VIOLENCE, Eds.)
FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

7:00PM

“In this landmark collection, over 25 activists and scholars describe and discuss the non-profit industrial complex (NPIC)—a system of relationships between the state, the owning classes, foundations, and social service & social justice organizations that results in the surveillance, control, derailment, and everyday management of political movements.

While this book and the conference that inspired it are focused on political grassroots activism, its thrust is clearly relevant to arts organizations and the perennial questions of funding, administration, and independence for artists.
 
While the entire book is worthy of inclusion, our discussion will focus on the introduction and the fifth chapter: The Filth on Philanthropy: Progressive Philanthropy’s Agenda to Misdirect Social Justice Movements and the Just Redistribution of Wealth and Power by Tiffany Lethabo King and Ewuare Osayande. The introduction is available online here.  Scibd has the entire book online here. Or check your local library and independent bookstores.
 
$5 suggested donation (Skewed Visions members free)

3PLAY: New Work for the Studio

Spring 2017
7:00pm
FRESH OYSTERS PERFORMANCE RESEARCH

The next 3PLAY will take place soon. Watch here for more details.