The Gathering 2021 moves from day-long format to virtual four-day event, April 20-23
Camille A. Brown & Dancers, DanceNYC, International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), The Field
The Virtual Gathering 2021
FREE Professional Development Workshops &
April 20th-May 5th, 2021!
COVID-19 has affected our world and communities in more ways than we could have ever imagined. The virus--combined with the dual pandemics of police brutality and social injustice--has traumatized our wellbeing and mental health, and has critically impacted our creative energies. Considering the exhaustive amount of labor, perseverance, and resilience it takes to be a Black woman under ordinary circumstances, The Gathering 2021 will move from a day-long format, to a virtual four-day event, April 20-23 with a special culminating workshop on May 5, offering free sessions centering on mental wellness, healing, and revolutionary self-care.
The event will also include professional development sessions led by experts in the field on pressing matters during these unprecedented times, including how to stay connected to your donors in the virtual space during Covid-19; intellectual property rights, royalties and licenses--on stage and online; and a special May workshop on navigating presenter relationships.
All Events Will Take Place on ZOOM, ASL Interpretation and Closed Captioning Services Will Be Provided.
Touching Joy & Moving with Loving Kindness
We'll ease our bodies with touch-based movement activities, connect with joyous laughter in shared story-telling, and soften our heart space with loving kindness meditation.
Creating an Accurate Financial Picture: Tips for Budget Preparation
Afraid of numbers? Don’t know where to start when determining your costs? Learn how to develop a complete financial picture of your artistic projects step by step. A clear, sound budget positions you for successful individual giving campaigns and is an important component of a competitive grant proposal.
-Shawn René Graham
Renew & Restore
During this workshop, we are slowing down to invite in restoration with guided breathing and light physical centering practices. The session includes both time with our cameras on to take solace in one another and with our cameras off to relax inward and be guided.
-Maria Bauman Morales
CABD is proud to partner with DanceNYC, the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD), and The Field to make The Gathering possible.
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