Artists and Parents

Alexa Mardon, April 2016

Sunday, May 8th is Mother's Day. As many of our dance community's choreographers and dancers become new parents, a dialogue is snowballing about the possibilities of parenting as dance artists. Over at Unit/Pitt Projects, Gabriel Saloman has curated a show on Art & Parenthood, running until June 11th. Leah Sandals writes for Canadian Art; posing Six Questions about Art and Parenthood. We've also posted a manifesto by Cultural Reproducers, a group “of active cultural workers (professional artists, designers, curators, musicians, performers, writers, etc) who are also parents... [a resource] for anyone interested in making the art world a more inclusive and interesting place by supporting arts professionals raising kids." How can these dialogues around parenting in the art world help us co-imagine an infrastructure for dance and dance-making, when our practice is often so deeply linked to the schedules and social contracts of training, rehearsals, and show-going?

Six Questions about Art and Parenthood

Cultural Reproducers Manifesto

Art & Parenthood @ Unit/Pitt Projects

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