Hand-in-Glove Conference
Press Street is proud to be the host organization for Hand-In-Glove 2013, a national conference for independent visual arts organizers working at the crossroads of creative administration and studio practice. Hand-in-Glove 2013 will take place in New Orleans Thursday, October 17 through Sunday, October 20, 2013.
Hand-In Glove is an itinerant conference started in 2011 by ThreeWalls in Chicago, IL for artists and organizers participating in a national dialog on creative activity happening outside of traditional institutions. The conference aims to facilitate supportive and deepening conversations on the pragmatic realities and imaginative possibilities of organizing exhibitions, re-granting programs, publications, residencies, public programs, platforms for projects, and a variety of other programming that challenges traditional formats for the production and reception of art at the grassroots level. The conference welcomes spaces and projects that are self-organized, independent, and noncommercial. It also welcomes organizations that started small but have grown big, retaining the artist-run values and priorities that were a part of their founding.
Hand-In-Glove 2013 will begin the evening of Thursday, October 17 with a Keynote Address by Founding director of Franklin Furnace ArchiveMartha Wilson, followed by an opening party. On Friday, October 18, the conference will offer two panel discussions: Ways of Being will bring together art leaders from across the country to compare how their unconventional models create new platforms for artists, and Strategies of Sustainability will be a discussion on the challenges of sustainability, growth, fundraising, and community involvement. Panelists for these conversations will include Mark Allen, Founder of Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Kenneth Bailey, Principle of Design Studio for Social Intervention, Boston, MA; Regine Basha, Independent Curator and Co-founder of Testsite, Austin, TX; Reanne Estrada, Creative Director of Public Matters, Los Angeles, CA; Matthew Fluharty, Editor of Art of the Rural and Member of M12, St. Louis, MO; Eve Fowler, Founder of Artist Curated Projects, Los Angeles, CA; Vince Kadlubek, Co-founder ofMeow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM; Kemi Ilesanmi, Executive Director of Laundromat Project, New York, NY; Josh Rios, Member of Okay Mountain, Austin, TX; Abigail Satinsky, Program Director of Threewalls, Chicago, IL. Moderators for these discussions include New Orleans’ own Cameron Shaw, Founder of Pelican Bomb, and Gia Hamilton, Founder of Gri Gri Laband Director of the Joan Mitchell CenterSaturday, October 19, includes both a Self-Guided Tour of the artist run and artist centric organizations of the city during the day and then in the evening Shanai Matteson and Colin Kloecker of Works Progress, Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN will present We Feed Each Other, a peer-to-peer interview project documenting collective learning in the moment, over a shared meal with local flavor. The weekend will end Sunday, October 20 with Lagniappe Sunday, a tour of strange and obscure sites and experiences of the greater New Orleans area, curated by Brice White (AKA DJ Brice Nice) .

For more information or to register visit: http://hand-in-glove.org or email handinglovenola@gmail.com