Feminist Casting Agency is a multi-disciplinary art experience with many manifestations from installations to roving performance to media art. Our work is playful, respectful, enlightening, inclusive, empowering, positive, and kind.
We support equal pay, equal employment, and equal representation.
A number of arts and cultural service organizations and individuals have created lists of resources for organizations and artists in response to COVID-19. We will continue to update this list. If you have other resources for the arts and cultural community to add to this list, please contact us. If you would like to post your COVID-19 resources, please see our guide.
ArtistRelief.org - To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
News from the Field continues to cover the latest on the response to the coronavirus and resources for the arts sector.
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA)
COVID-19: Resources and an Update from NYFA contains resources from arts and culture organizations to supplement what you have likely already seen from city and national health organizations including information on emergency grants and health resources.
Save the date:Second Wednesday of the month at 7pm for our Virtual Jazz Jam! Led by Carol Sudhalter and our wonderful house band, the jam welcomes musicians including our jazz jammers from Queens/Long Island, as well as newcomers from around the world, to share their music, lift our spirits and honor those we have lost.
If you'd like to watch this session LIVE, simply tune in to our Facebook page or ZOOM.
Up to 15 musicians are welcome to participate in the jam. Please email: email@example.com and mention the name of your 3- to 4-minute tune (spontaneous: live or pre-recorded but please not a professional, edited recording).
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive provides rigorous training for intermediate and advanced dancers. This program is an incomparable experience of strong technical training in a curriculum that includes community-building, encourages individual growth, and cultivates dancers’ artistic voice.
Technique, repertory, and composition classes will use the advantages of technology to create and connect with one another as developing artists.
Repertory and creative classes will result in an online performance showcase.
Join us for either one or two weeks of intensive classes. Each week will feature new ways of dancing, creating, and working together.
Come dance with us to build your strength, discover new ways of moving, and dig deep into your creativity while learning with a community of passionate dancers!
Who Can Participate in this Intensive?
The Pre-Professional Dance Intensive (PDI) is an audition-based program for dancers aged 13-17. We recommend that dancers auditioning have a minimum of three consecutive years of prior dance training.
As our capacity for this intensive is limited, we’d like everyone who attends to be present at each class to create a community and reap the benefits of the full experience.
Week 1 | July 19 – July 24
Week 2 | July 26 – July 31
Monday – Friday: Daily classes from 10am-5pm ET, optional evening workshop
Saturday: Rehearsal and Performance Showcase
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members -we will require audiences to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Flushing Town Hall presents an in-person, live concert “Proud Mary” - Rock & Roll Ladies featuring powerhouse vocalist Emilie Surtees and her band. This highly energetic concert will excite any music lover who’s ever been caught belting out songs like Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It", Stevie Nicks’ "Go Your Own Way" or Heart’s "If Looks Could Kill".
Emilie Surtees is a New York City-based vocalist who is gathering throngs of fans throughout the tri-state area and abroad with her fun filled, high energy, soul stirring tribute shows. Emilie Surtees' inspiration and influences range from 60s & 70s Soul/R&B and Pop singers to contemporary singer songwriters. You will be amazed as her powerful voice fills the room and leaves you absolutely breathless.
This week, we have The Pressley Girls joining us for Morningsong. The Pressley Girls were born and raised in Brasstown, North Carolina. They are an authentic Appalachian duet that focuses on tight harmony and lyrical meaning. The Pressley Girls perform a wide range of music including Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, and Country. Admiring The Louvin Brothers, classic country singers, and traditional folk musicians, they hope to bring transcendent genuine music back to the world.
Visit their website: thepressleygirls.com
Join us every Friday morning on Facebook Live for Virtual Morningsong. It's a great way to start the day! To watch live, all you have to do is visit our Facebook Page at 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. on Fridays.
Virtual Sneak Peek of "Still I Rise: The Black Exp
Grab your lunch and join Director of Library and Archives Bari Helms for a virtual sneak peek of the 2022 exhibition, Still I Rise: The Black Experience at Reynolda. The exhibition will examine the lives of the Black men and women, including nationally recognized artists, who shaped Reynolda as it evolved from a Jim Crow-era working estate into a nonprofit American art museum, incorporated in 1967.
An Evening with Taiwanese Piano Stars - Chin-Yun H
An Evening with Taiwanese Piano Stars - Chin-Yun Hu & Taiwanese New Talent Pianists
SAT, AUG 14, 2021 7:00 PM
FREE W/ RSVP
The event will be streamed live on Flushing Town Hall's YouTube channel.
Hailed by Philadelphia Inquirer as a "first class talent, superb pianist" and claimed by London's International Piano Magazine that "praises follow her around the world", Ching-Yun Hu, a Taiwanese American concert pianist who is the winner of the 12th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition and known worldwide for her dazzling stage presence and artistry, is joined by two rising Taiwanese piano stars, Natasha Wu and Yao-Wen Chang, in this virtual presentation of piano classics by Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Taiwan's own Tyzen Hsiao.
In-Person Tickets (42 tickets only): $12/$10 Members- we will require audiences to continue to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Flushing Town Hall presents an in-person, live concert "Beautiful Vibration" - Colors of African Music featuring award-winning vocal virtuoso Gino Sitson. Originally from the Bamiléké region of Cameroon, Central Africa, Gino Sitson’s daring musical project combines jazz, gospel, blues and traditional African polyphonies, polyrhythms and melodies in a most innovative way. Join us for an exciting and energetic combination of new sounds, where percussive grooves and enchanting vocals are intertwined with lyrical melodies. His family comes from a long line of musicians known as Ntontas ("players of horns"). Sitson is a UNICEF Cameroon Goodwill Ambassador.
Gino Sitson: voice, body percussion & compositions
About the Book: In 2016, headlines declared Appalachia ground zero for America's "forgotten tribe" of white working class voters. Journalists flocked to the region to extract sympathetic profiles of families devastated by poverty, abandoned by establishment politics, and eager to consume cheap campaign promises. What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia is a frank assessment of America's recent fascination with the people and problems of the region. The book analyzes trends in contemporary writing on Appalachia, presents a brief history of Appalachia with an eye toward unpacking Appalachian stereotypes, and provides examples of writing, art, and policy created by Appalachians as opposed to for Appalachians. The book offers a must-needed insider's perspective on the region.
About the Author: Elizabeth Catte is a writer and historian from East Tennessee. She holds a PhD in public history from Middle Tennessee State University and is the co-owner of Passel, a historical consulting and development company. She lives in Staunton, VA.
Elliott Daingerfield: Art and Life in North Carolina is devoted to a figured described as the most important artist in North Carolina. From his youth in Fayetteville to his years in Blowing Rock, we will learn all about Elliott Daingerfield's time in North Carolina. This book contains beautiful color prints of Daingerfield's most impressive works as well as archival family photos.
The 10th Anniversary Commemorative Book tells the story of the founding and infancy of BRAHM.
BRAHM History Committee formed in 2020 to tell the story of the founding of the museum leading up to our 10th anniversary in October 2021.
J. Richard Gruber, Ph.D., is Director Emeritus of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans. He was Director of the Ogden Museum and a member of the UNO faculty from 1999-2010. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Morris Museum of Art and Director of its Center for the Study of Southern Painting; Director of the Wichita Art Museum; and Director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. He holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph. D. in art history from the University of Kansas at Lawrence. He has published numerous books on artists including Thomas Hart Benton, Benny Andrews, William Christenberry, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Stackhouse, Nellie Mae Rowe, William Dunlap, and Wolf Kahn.
About the Author - Richard Chase collected The Jack Tales in the mountain country of North Carolina, where they have been handed down for generations. Everyone knows the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. This book contains eighteen stories about Jack, many of them still completely new to the average reader. And what adventures Jack has! Noted American folklorist Richard Chase (1904–1988) has been called the man “most responsible for the renaissance of Appalachian storytelling.” A collector of tales that had been handed down from generation to generation in the Appalachian regions of the United States, Chase was born in Alabama and lived in the mountains of North Carolina.
Set in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 election, Pop brings the Canard County trilogy to a close as Dawn, the young narrator of Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, is now the mother of the seventeen-year-old Nicolette. Whereas Dawn has become increasingly agoraphobic as the internet persuades her the world is descending into chaos, Nicolette narrates an Appalachia where young people start businesses rooted in local food culture and work to build community. But Nicolette’s precocious rise in the regional culinary scene is interrupted when her policeman cousin violently assaults her, setting in motion a chain of events that threaten to destroy the family—and Canard County in the process.
In the tradition of Gipe’s first two novels, Pop’s Appalachia is full of clear-eyed, caring, creative, and complicated people struggling to hang on to what is best about their world and reject what is not. Their adventures reflect an Appalachia that is overrun by outside commentators looking for stories to tell about the region—sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but almost always oversimplified.
About the Author - Robert Gipe lives and works in Harlan County, Kentucky. Pop is his third Ohio University Press novel. His first, Trampoline, won the 2016 Weatherford Award for Appalachian novel of the year. His second novel, Weedeater, was a Weatherford finalist. For the past thirty years, he has worked in arts-based organizing and is the founding co-producer of the Higher Ground community performance series. He has contributed to numerous journals and anthologies, is a playwright, and is currently a script consultant on a forthcoming television show based on Beth Macy’s Dopesick. Author photo by Amelia Kirby.