Extended Practice Event Archive > Artist Workshop: The Art of Making it Work: Reimagining Participation and Production as Artist Parents

The Art of Making it Work:
Reimagining Participation and Production as Artist Parents

Sunday September 17th 2017, 11:00 am - 3:00pm
Chicago Family Picnic (3711 N Ravenswood Ave #105)
FREE childcare will be at Present Place, located in the same building.
Registration Fee: $10 --- seating is limited
Registration closeed Thursday September 14th at 12:00 Midnight

Join Christa Donner, artist and organizer of the creative platform Cultural ReProducers, for this idea-generating conversation and strategy-building workshop about “making it work” as a parent and artist. Participants will explore existing artist-led initiatives that address the challenges of artist-parenthood, and will reflect on their own experiences with balancing art-making and child-rearing. Through individual and collaborative activities, participants will identify key needs and desires of artists parents and will develop new models for a more sustainable artistic life in Chicago.

This project is made possible through the DCASE Individual Artist Project grant.

Christa Donner is an artist, curator, and organizer who investigates the human/animal organism and its metaphors. In 2012, when her daughter was one year old, Donner initiated Cultural ReProducers, an evolving creative platform for and about cultural workers who are also working it out as parents. Cultural ReProducers continues to foster visibility and support through events, publications, skill-sharing, and an extensive online resource for artists and institutions. Donner's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including projects for the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany), BankArt NYK (Yokohama, Japan); Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art (Paphos, Cyprus); the Museum Bellerive (Zurich, Switzerland), the Centro Columbo Americano (Medellin, Colombia).