In my work for the CreateNYC Cultural Plan, a set of recommendations and action plans for the sector, one lesson rises to the top: Don’t abandon the process.
Kenneth Pietrobono is an artist and arts worker in Queens, New York.
What the Artist Campaign School Taught Me About Running for Public Office
The inaugural Artist Campaign School taught us that entering politics as a participant means we must — to some degree — acknowledge the usefulness and necessity of political power, and make peace with using it.
How NYC’s New Cultural Plan and the “People’s Plan” Can Work in Tandem
These two plans should not be read as antagonistic. Considering both as parallel proposals is the best way to fight for the citizens of our city and turn aspirations into realities.