Frequently Used Terms

incubator

We are an independent resource for artists and art workers of color, and their local communities. Artists and art workers of color are underfunded and underrepresented in the arts industry. Our work is a practice of care toward their artistic contributions and the preservation of their work.

Women

Our definition of women is inclusive of cis-gender, trans femmes, and women identifying folks. We recognize and seek to address the very specific ways economic injustice intersects with sexism.

women of color / poc / bipoc

We reference Women of Color and People of Color as an abbreviated means to address the collective marginalization of non-white, non-male groups in the US. However, we recognize that Black and Indigineous peoples have a particular relationship to state-sanctioned violence and oppression that is historical and felt today.

Art and Cultural Worker

Professionals in service to a culture of revolution, creative expression, and liberation, who strive to demystify artistic practices.

community

Our work is in fellowship with community and interdependent to their desires for a collective future. We defer to the expertise, cultural wealth and memory of community members.

archive

This archive is an act of resistance to the silos and exclusionary institutions created by white patriarchal and heteronormative practitioners. See also: Women-in-Residence.

ecosystem

We use the term ecosystem to imagine a practice of art production, arts education, and curation that is anti-oppressive. We believe in the necessity of relationships, collaboration, and equitable exchange, in order to create a sustainable arts ecosystem that supports of color artists, art workers, and communities.

equity

We advocate for artists, art workers, and cultural producers for livable wages, fair work conditions, workplace transparency, and pathways for professional growth.

citation / memory

“Citation is feminist memory. Citation is how we acknowledge our debt to those who came before; those who helped us find our way when the way was obscured because we deviated from the paths we were told to follow.” (Living A Feminist Life, Sara Ahmed, 2017)