Brown Art Ink is a nomadic community incubator to support the arts ecosystem for artists, cultural practitioners, and communities of color.2

MISSION

Brown Art Ink operates with three goals in mind:

  • To increase the opportunities for artists of color to have successful, sustainable art careers
  • To ensure large arts organizations reflect local communities, their needs and their issues3
  • To demonstrate that support for the public arts and humanities has tangible effects on urban development and local economies4

We pursue these goals through two types of work:

  • Supporting local artists5 by
    • Creating paid opportunities to show their work in museums, galleries, and public spaces
    • Providing additional training in the non-technical professional skills required to build a career in the arts
    • Amplifying their expertise on their own practices and local art economies in conversations with large arts organizations8
  • Partnering with arts organizations including museums, galleries, historical societies, public libraries, and more9
    • Developing their engagement with local communities through public programming series
    • Increasing their internal capacity for public engagement and audience development through professional training

CONTACT

Email hello@brownartink.com for more information on upcoming projects and consulting services.

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CITATIONS

1. Brown Art Ink was founded by Amanda Figueroa and Ravon Ruffin in 2018.

2. Brown, Adrienne Maree. Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds. Chico, CA: AK Press, 2017.

3. Lorde, Audre. Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches. Berkeley: Crossing Press, 2007.

4. Laneri, Raquel. "Why We Love--And Need--Public Art." Forbes. July 11, 2012. Accessed July 31, 2019.

5. Levinas, Emmanuel, and Philippe Nemo. Ethics and Infinity: Conversations with Philippe Nemo. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2011.

8. González, Jennifer A. Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2011.

9. Bishop, Claire, and Dan Perjovschi. Radical Museology: Or, Whats Contemporary in Museums of Contemporary Art? London: Koenig, 2014.