Art and Equity Summit

Presented by Disruption Now at Online/Virtual Space

Apr 22 - 23 2021
Art and Equity Summit

This is a summit for Black and Brown artists, art collectors, and allies to connect, network, and expose their art to potential patrons.

Art has always been an effective tool for social change, but Black and Brown artists haven’t always gotten the equity they deserve. For too long, equity has gone through Black and Brown artists, but not to them. We seek to disrupt that trend and in doing so disrupt the trend of Black and Brown wealth creation in our region. The Art and Equity Summit features Black and Brown artists but is for everyone. This will be an opportunity for diverse artists, art collectors, and allies to connect,

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Free Admission with an option for VIP and the purchase of our inaugural Art and Equity Book.

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  • Apr 22, 2021 at 04:00 pm - 09:00 pm (Thu)

Additional time info:

04.22 | 4 – 5 pm ET
The Art of Business – Who Wants to be a Millionaire

We explore the business of art with artists and collectors around the country. No matter how great your art is, every artist needs help and support to get to the next level. This won’t be a panel discussion; it will be a game show platform where the audience participates.
Team Collector: Karla Ferguson and Rico Grant
Team Artist: Gee Horton and Damian Hoskins
Moderators: Rob Richardson and Mimi Shalash

Breakout Session 1
04.22 | 5 – 5:30 pm ET
Connect one on one with successful artists, collectors, and NFT experts.

Fireside Chats
04.22 | 5:30 – 6:00 pm ET
Art of the Hustle
The barriers for diverse artists are real but so are the opportunities. Learn how to create opportunities outside of traditional models.
Mark Phi and Jay Kalagayan

04.22 | 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET
Navigating the Creative Economy
We explore the opportunities for emerging artists in a post-Covid-19 world. Learn strategies to build your digital art persona to connect with more customers and scale your art.
Damian Hoskins Elementz

Breakout Session 2
4.22 | 6:30 – 7 pm ET
Learn how you can be a featured creator or collector for the launch of our NFT platform

Artists Spotlight
4.22 | 7 – 7:10 pm ET
Learn about emerging artists and view the art that makes them stand out.

Closing Keynotes
04.22 | 7:10 – 7:30 pm ET
Art and Technology: Leveraging AI and Crypto Art as a Growth Strategy
Noelle Silver

04.22 | 7:30 – 7:50 pm ET

Custodians of the Culture: Who Determines Art Value
Onjae Henderson / Zucot Gallery

Happy Hour
04.22 | 8 – 9 pm ET
Happy Hour with Emmy-nominated Impact Artist Alexzander Star
Alexander Star

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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