hi folks! Some of you I’m sure have been wondering where the hell have I been? And where the hell has BackFat been? We’ve been busy, I’ve been busy, putting together an amazing poetry festival, if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you are not going to want to miss this fantastic event. Galería de la Raza and I are making it happen, read all about it below!
or go to www.dondeestamigente.com to get in there and get your Latino writer groove on!
WHAT IS ¿DONDE ESTA MI GENTE?
¿Dónde Esta Mi Gente? (Where are my people?) is a Festival of Latino Poetry and Spoken Word! For three days writers of all Latino backgrounds are going to get together and recite poetry to the people of San Francisco as part of National Poetry Month. ¿Dónde Esta Mi Gente? -Is a celebration of the voice of the latino writer, a multigenerational, multicultural exchange between writers from all walks of life that seeks to answer that question, by gathering some of the top writers in the bay area.
Made possible by Galeria de la Raza’s REGEN Artist Fund, Galeria de la Raza is proud to present this event organized and curated by writer, performer Baruch Porras-Hernandez.
3 days in 3 different spaces, 22 writers, one city!
April 5th the show is at Books Inc. on Market street Free with suggested donation
April 12th Magnet on 18th Street Free with suggested donation
April 19th the final show will be at Galeria de la Raza in the Mission, Sliding scale 10 to 20 dollars.
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ABOUT GALERÍA DE LA RAZA
Founded in 1970, the Galería is a non-profit community-based arts organization whose mission is to foster public awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and serve as a laboratory where artists can both explore contemporary issues in art, culture and civic society, and advance intercultural dialogue. To implement our mission, the Galería supports Latino artists in the visual, literary, media and performing art fields whose works explore new aesthetic possibilities for socially committed art.
THE REGEN ARTIST FUND
The ReGen Artist Fund is a small grants program that seeks to provide Latino artists the grant writing and artistic program planning skills to write competitive proposals and to access government and foundation arts funding. The workshop presenters will explore strategies to make artistic projects compelling, to design projects that address the funders’ priorities, to target and reach an audience and to develop a budget, a work sample and a biographical summary. By the workshop’s conclusion, all participants will have completed a proposal draft and will have an additional two weeks to submit a final application to Galería.
To learn more about Galería de la Raza and all its programs visit: galeriadelaraza.org
To learn more about the participating writers go to our participating artists page on this very site!
Galería de la Raza’s programs are made possible with the generous support of:
The California Arts Council, a state agency; Grants For the Arts – San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture – NALAC Fund for the Arts/Nescafé Clásico; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; San Francisco Arts Commission; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The James Irvine Foundation; The San Francisco Foundation; Zellerbach Family Foundation and Galería members.