Artist and 2020 Houston Artadia Awardee Bria Lauren and Rebecca Matalon, Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, discuss Lauren’s work in photography and film, the ongoing importance of Houston’s Third Ward on her practice, and the value and urgency of honoring her local community of Black women, artists, and collaborators. This event is free and open the public. The event will be live closed captioned, if any accessibility accommodations are needed please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Artadia Network
The Artadia Network is an activated community offering ongoing support exclusively to Artadia Awardees beyond the unrestricted financial award. Through one-on-one meetings and workshops with a variety of professionals, and an Awardee listserv, the Artadia Network provides Awardees with a forum for structured discourse, resource sharing and opportunities for new connections.
Artadia’s vision is for visual artists to prosper through stronger communities and a more just arts economy. To realize this, the Artadia Award program offers a pathway toward sustainable growth for artists. The Artadia Network, which directly evolved from our long-running Art & Dialogue series (2015-2020) and Houston Fellowship program (2018-2020), extends the benefits of the grant funds by fostering discourse between artists and a community of professionals ranging from curators to legal experts. Together, they explore practice-based solutions to the most pressing challenges facing artists today.