Wednesday, 05 July 2017 20:19

ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta

Sponsoring Organization

Alternate ROOTS



Atlanta, GA





ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta – September 28-October 1, 2017 – is the culminating event in a series of six regional gatherings that Alternate ROOTS is convening throughout the South from 2015-2017. Through the theme of Creating Place: The Art of Equitable Community Building, we’re digging into the practice of creative placemaking within the context of Atlanta’s fast changing landscape, paying special attention to how art can both drive and resist gentrification. At ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta we highlight art in all its forms – including the art of organizing and activism – and are thrilled to partner with these like-minded organizations: The Arts ExchangeAuburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and HistoryC4 Atlanta, and WonderRoot.

ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta seeks to lift up forms of community development rooted in justice and equity, spirit and culture. In doing so, we make connections between past, present, and future – from colonization and slavery to gerrymandering and gentrification – while uplifting grassroots, creative, community-powered solutions.

To learn more about ROOTS Weekend-Atlanta, click here.

In putting this event together we want to hear from you. What are you working on that you would like to share? Who you would like to hear from? What would you like to see, to talk about? We invite proposals for performances, workshops, visual arts exhibitions, local excursions, and more. We also invite your programming ideas — whether you know of a local artist or activist we should reach out to or a method of community building that we might integrate into the weekend.

If you have ideas, or work to share, please fill out the following Proposal Form by July 31, 2017 at 5 pm EST. For questions, contact Wendy Shenefelt, Programs Manager, at 404-577-1079, or will be given to those who live in Georgia, and the surrounding region, including Florida, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Thank you for your interest in this work — we look forward to hearing from you!

Work Sample of Proposed Programming

In order to assist with the curatorial process, we encourage you to submit at least one work sample that is reflective of the proposed programming. If the proposed work has been previously presented, please submit a sample that gives us a sense of it. If it has not, we ask that, when possible, you share previous work that is similar to what you are proposing.

Work Samples: Work samples must be submitted as a Google document or URL.

  • Please save the document with your First and Last Name, and a description of the work sample (e.g. Janet Johnson Spoken Word Performance).
  • URLs: You can point panelists to your website, YouTube, SoundCloud or other web platforms that contain examples of your work. If submitting a web-based work sample, please paste the URLs as hyperlinks in a Google document.

Length: Please keep these short! Panels have limited time to review applications.

  • Written samples should be limited to 3 pages maximum and submitted as a Google document.
  • Limit audio and video samples to 5 minutes. A few clips no longer than one minute is even better.
  • If your sample is longer, include instructions that point reviewers to the minute and second where you’d like them to begin with notes about what they should pay attention to in particular.

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