The P.O.W.E.R. Project
What is The P.O.W.E.R. Project?
Preparation, Organization, Wonderment, Empowerment, Resistance
The Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN) join forces to present the P.O.W.E.R. Project over the course of the month of June 2017. In lieu our traditional arts programming, the Comfort Station will be transformed into an ‘empowerment hub’ with a series of lectures, discussions, happenings, self-care exercises, and much more led by artists and members from the community. The hope is that through series of engagements, people will be able to not only to lead their own actions but inspire others to take a stand against injustice and intolerance. The only way we can make it through these uncertain times is to do it together.
Programming Team Leaders:
How is this being programmed? How can I get involved?
In February of this year we began the first of several collaborative brainstorming sessions with various artists and members of the community to conceptualize what issues should be addressed, what goals we should set, and what kinds of events the project could encompass. This collaborative process will continue between now and June, funneling programming decisions through this structure:
We are accepting submissions from anyone with the following deadlines. If you're interested in submitting a proposal, use the form below!
- Week 1 program or later: Monday May 8th (CLOSED)
- Week 2 program or later: Monday May 22nd
- Week 3 program or later: Monday May 22nd
- Week 4 program: Friday May 26th
The POWER Grant
Through the month of June, we will be collecting donations at every event, and once basic production costs are covered all additional money collected will go toward a fund to provide three micro-grants to fund future art projects that fulfill the Power Project’s vision in some way. Anyone who directly participated with the project--by performing, presenting or organizing an event, or collaborating on a programming team--will be eligible to apply for the grants.
There will be one grant that is 50% of the total money going into the fund, and two that are 25% of the total.
The grant application will be available July 1st, with an August 1st deadline for proposals, and we will notify applicants by September 1st.