Triple Canopy is pleased to announce Common Practice New York, a recently formed advocacy group that fosters research and discussions on the role of small-scale arts institutions in New York City.
Founded over the course of several meetings beginning in 2012, Common Practice New York aims to collectively examine how small-scale New York arts institutions are perceived and evaluated by audiences, artists and funders alike; to identify the challenges of operating in today’s climate and revive discussions of those obstacles and inequalities which have persisted since the rise of the alternative space. In doing so, Common Practice New York aims to develop new knowledge and further a discourse on ethical positions for the presentation of art and ideas in the twenty-first century.
The first Common Practice New York initiative includes a series of three invitational roundtables on contemporary institutional practice organized in collaboration with students and faculty from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) in fall 2013; a public conference developed in response to these seminars in spring 2014; and a forthcoming publication that will include transcripts from these events alongside additional contextual and artistic contributions.
To learn more about Common Practice New York and sign up for the mailing list, please visit www.commonpracticeny.org