Black Arts Admin B*tch Podcast

Black Arts Admin B*tch Podcast

Join Quanice and her guests as they highlight artists and arts leaders of color in the performing and visual arts world, and interrogate systemic and institutional issues of equity in the arts from a decolonizing framework. We don't have time for any more games.

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August 18, 2021 60 min

Quanice sits down with Tellie Simpson (@agirlinamuseumworld) to discuss grown ass adults destroying students’ art because they felt “attacked”, archiving family history, and “taking our talents back to south beach”....all while sippin' wine!

Links:
Groundswell School Incident - https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-ps-295-school-mural-diversity-trashed-20210805-zqg2badfnfav5iudv2m4degy6i-story.html

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Quanice sits down with Ashraf Hasham, Funding Programs Manager and Youth Arts Manager for the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, to discuss accountability, breaking down barriers in a government arts agency, and the great resignation…all while sipping wine. 

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Anti-Black Discrimination and Toxic Workplaces Are All Too Common in the Arts Administration Field https://news.artnet.com/opinion/paul-rucker-opinion-1973043

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July 5, 2021 100 min

Quanice sits down with Jen Deerinwater, Founding Executive Director of Crushing Colonialism, to discuss repatriation, capitalism, unity amongst the global majority, and burning this motherf*cker down…all while sipping wine.
 
Links:
Jen Deerinwater's Linktree - https://linktr.ee/CrushingColonialism

 Skeletons in the Closet: the Smithsonian’s Native American Remains and the NMAI - https://boundarystones.weta.org/2020/05/21/skeleto...

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Quanice sits down with Garrett McQueen (@garrettmcqueen) from the Trilloquy Podcast to discuss his work being a content creator, being Black in the classical music world, and why we need to need to strive for freedom and liberation. 

Links:

  • Sound of 13 
  • GarrettMcQueen.com
  • Trilloquy
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra rebukes flutist over social media posts pushing conspiracy theories on vaccines, election
  • 'God Damn America': Tulsa m...
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    Quanice sits down with Lisa Gold from the Asian American Arts Alliance to discuss divide and conquer tactics within the global majority, seeing one another, and creating your own support line. We need to come together now more than ever!

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    April 27, 2021 76 min

    Quanice sits down with Courtney Harge, Chief Executive Officer of Of/By/For All to discuss revolutionary joy, the harm and gaslighting that occurs in arts and culture institutions, and self care…all while not sipping wine because I had to study afterward. Also, apparently what Quanice says on the podcast is racist to white people… THE CAUCASITY! PHEW CHILE We might have to make an unapologetic episode about that one!

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    Second C...

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    In this unreleased Art Accordingly interview, Quanice and Joshua speak to Dasha Kelly Hamilton from Still Waters Collective about self efficacy, how we view ourselves as creatives, and survive as someone who is drive by mission in an ecosystem that says they are mission-drive but isn't. PHEW CHILE.

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    Quanice sits down with Cori Dioquino, co-executive director of the Baltimore Asian Pasifika Arts Collective to discuss tokenism, cross-community solidarity, and the formula used by the media that pits folks from the global majority against one another... all while drinking wine.

    Special thanks goes to our sponsor Blk Girl Big World

    Links:
    A Dr. Seuss Expert Cuts Through the Noise on the Cancel Culture Controversy
    Arts & Science Cou...

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    In this unapologetic (bonus) episode, Quanice sits down with Ahava Silkey-Jones (@ahavasilkeyjones) of Davinci Academy of Arts and Science, Jenna Gabriel (@jennaegabriel) of Virginia Commonwealth University, and Michael Jones of Professional Theater and Dance Youth Academy to discuss the "Equity in the Arts Can't Wait" letter and what larger arts institutions need to do to truly make change in this new world.


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    Welcome to the premiere of BAAB!

    This month's special guest is Durell Cooper from Cultural Innovation Group.

    In this premiere episode, Quanice and Durell talk Emily Johnson, spirit-murdering, and cancel culture all while finishing a bottle of wine.

    Special thanks goes to our sponsor Blk Girl Big World

    Links:
    NYT: Is NY Arts Diversity Plan Working?
    Emily Johnson Letter of Solidarity


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    The BAAB Premiere episode is coming out on Tuesday and I had to do an unapologetically impromptu episode today.  Mercury is definitely in microbraids! This is not a full episode but a random impromptu episode where I talk about things that all happened on February 13th - TODAY and it's only 5:00pm!

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    February 1, 2021 2 min

    Learn more about the podcast, the host, and what's to come. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our podcast!!

    Instagram @baabculture 
    Like our Facebook page:  BAAB Culture
    Email Us info@baabculture.com
    Website: www.baabculture.com


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    March 6, 2020 76 min

    Quanice and Josh start the new year off right and chat with Miguel Maltos Gonzales (Curator and principal artist, LTNX artes) to talk about his journey in the arts, the unique relationships across Washington state, and creating community for folks who are underrepresented.

    The thoughts/views expressed by the co-hosts of Art Accordingly are their own and not on behalf of the Arts Administrators of Color Network or any other organizat...

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    Quanice and Josh update folks on the Lena Horne prize, talk conference diversity in a box, "Slave Play" drama, and so much more. They then chat with Durell Cooper (CEO of Cultural Innovation Group) to talk about his journey in the arts, the problem of privilege, and his work to tell the stories of the folks of color changing the game.

    The thoughts/views expressed by the co-hosts of Art Accordingly are their own and not on be...

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    November 27, 2019 101 min

    Quanice and Josh sit down with Jada Wright-Greene to talk about her journey in the arts, her work in preserving Black museums around the country, and how we can all do the same. Quanice and Josh also dive deep and talk the AAC Annual Convening, follow up on both PBS and MoMa, creating space for POCs and non-POCs showing up, and go off on folks giving monetary awards that don't award artists money.

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    November 12, 2019 44 min

    "The field has not embraced the idea of deconstructing itself. If it deconstructs itself it would reconstruct itself as something even greater.” Quanice sits down with Lecolion Washington to talk his journey in the arts, thoughtful disruption, and both finding AND creating composers of color. 

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    October 15, 2019 89 min

    "The arts are not just enrichment. The arts are not just a vehicle by which kids are going to achieve better. It’s part of the human experience.” Quanice sits down with Sofia Fojas to talk about her journey in the arts, building bridges between teachers and teaching artists, and incorporating social justice in education. Quanice and Josh also dive deep and talk micro-naming, PBS, and the challenges with conference pricing and p...

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    June 27, 2019 68 min

    Quanice and Josh wrapped up season one of Art Accordingly live at Smith Public Trust in Washington, D.C.! Our special guests for this live season finale episode were Shruthi Mukund (Group Sales & Grassroots Marketing Manager at Strathmore) during our round table discussion and our Social Justice Warrior in Action, Ruby Lopez Harper (Director of Local Arts Services at Americans for the Arts). Ruby opens up about her journey in t...

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    June 10, 2019 44 min

    Quanice and Josh presented Art Accordingly live at the Arts Equity Summit in Boston! Our special guest for this bonus episode was Karen Young - community builder, performer, social practice artist and founding director of the Genki Spark (http://thegenkispark.org). She shares her story as a third generation Japanese and Chinese American, reckoning with identity, defining artistry, communicating funding in accessible ways, and ampli...

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    February 25, 2019 82 min

    Quanice and Josh have some questions and need some answers. In this episode, they talk the lessons we can learn from Amazon's drama and the Steve Harvey/Mo'Nique battle, saying Black when you mean Black, filling in research gaps, and the MoMa's impending summer closure. PLUS, we talk to this month's Social Justice Warrior in Action - Aaron Dworkin (Founder / Sphinx Organization, Professor / University of Michigan Sc...

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