GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE LECTURE<>WORKSHOP THURSDAY MAY 19, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE, MD –
Bromo Tower Arts Entertainment, Inc. (Bromo) and Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE are excited to host New York-based artist and organizer Caroline Woolard to discuss her work on the relationship between art and property and strategies to secure permanently affordable space. GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE and BROMO is inviting Woolard to lecture and provide an intensive workshop as part of its new initiative to create knowledge-sharing opportunities for artists, creative entrepreneurs, real estate professionals and community stakeholders to engage critically with issues of real estate, gentrification and space for the arts in Baltimore. The ongoing series will include lectures, workshops and panelists from Baltimore, regional and national artists and organizers working on strategies at the intersection of property, ownership and the arts.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 3-5pm
(RSVP) space is limited
GUEST SPOT @ THE REINSTITUTE
1715 N Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Intensive exploration of the tools, resources and challenges needed to build and execute projects in the solidarity economy. Specifics on how to establish capital, navigate real estate issues, explore commercial/studio/live work alternatives. Ideas for sharing infrastructure and navigating traditional infrastructure.
LECTURE : Solidarity Art Economies
Thursday, May 19, 2016 7-8:30pm
Maryland Art Place
218 W. Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Caroline Woolard co-creates art and institutions for the “new” economy. Woolard is an artist and organizer whose interdisciplinary work facilitates social imagination at the intersection of art, urbanism, and political economy. After co-founding and co-directing resource sharing networks OurGoods.org and TradeSchool.coop from 2008-2014, Woolard is now focused on her work with BFAMFAPhD.com to raise awareness about the impact of rent, debt, and precarity on culture and on the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative to create and support truly affordable commercial space for cultural resilience and economic justice in New York City. Caroline Woolard’s work has been supported by residencies and fellowships at MoMA, the Queens Museum, the Judson Church, the Rockefeller Cultural Innovation Fund, Eyebeam, the MacDowell Colony, and by unemployment benefits, the curiosity of strangers, her partner, and many collaborators. Recent group exhibitions include: Crossing Brooklyn, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Maker Biennial, The Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY; and Artist as Social Agent, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH. Woolard’s work will be featured in Art21’s New York Close Up documentary series over the next three years. Woolard is a lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and the New School, a project manager at the worker-owned design firmCoLab.coop and is a member of the board of the Schumacher Center for a New Economics.
Bromo Tower Arts Entertainment, Inc. (BROMO) is an official partner on this lecture and workshop. Support for this program is provided by Bromo Tower Arts Entertainment, Inc. (Bromo), The Contemporary and Guest Spot @ The Reinstitute and from BTAE supporters Goldseker Foundation, the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Market Center Merchants Association, Towner Management Company and individual donors.
ABOUT BROMO TOWER ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, INC
Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment, Inc. unites, supports and advances artists and cultural organizations toward strengthening the Bromo Arts District’s position as a thriving and diverse cultural corridor in Downtown Baltimore. The Bromo Arts District is 117-acre tract bounded by Park Avenue, Lombard Street, Paca, and Read Streets and is the third state-designated arts and entertainment district in Baltimore.