Free arts residencies in Texas, Pioneers Press zines in libraries, Think and Die Thinking schedule announced
It’s June, and that means it’s time for…another inconsistently timed GRASSTRONEWS post!! GRASSTRONEWS is a roundup of happenings from grassroots arts around the country for the last month-ish. Is something missing? It probably is. Submit it here.
- Free residency program. FREE! For the months of July and August, The Museum of Human Achievement is experimenting with making their residency program free. Free. Did I say free? That means your own private trailer, studio, and tools. That means creating a public work. That means being around a pretty wonderful multi-disciplinary arts space in Austin, TX. Apply here.
- Live, work, play, make, art, volunteer, in one of four two-bedroom apartments at Silent Barn in Bushwick, NY. Apply now for a residency opportunity this summer or fall.
MILESTONES! MILESTONES! MILESTONES!
- Bridgetown DIY celebrated the two year anniversary of their La Puente, CA space in April! That follows two years of organizing as the Bridgetown Collective for social justice, inclusivity and youth participation in the arts. Happy birthday Bridgetown!! Do you get a candle for each collective member on the cake?
- Get your zine fix in unexpected places. Like Kansas State University’s Hale Library. All Pioneers Press titles now live there, in addition to Punk Drunk Press and a rare collection of work from Adam Gnade. Read great zine news like this and more in their June newsletter! Congrats Pioneers!
- AK Press is still fundraising to recover from the damage of a recent, devastating fire at their mixed-use warehouse. They have raised $66k of the full $150k they need, thanks to awesome benefit shows around the country and matching grants from co-ops like Gaiahost. The space was home to AK Press, 1984 Printing, and a bunch of residents. Oakland deems their building still unoccupiable. In the meantime, will you help with their recovery? You can donate to their GoFundMe here. If helping out non-monetarily is more of your thing, read about other ways you can help in their recent update here.
- THINK AND DIE THINKING just posted their fest schedule for July 9-12th. This is an annual fest in San Jose, CA showcasing bands and artists “with “othered” identities in San Jose (i.e. youth, queers, punks, radicals, trans-folk, etc.).” It’s about empowerment. About all-ages, youth-accessible culture. Day passes for the fest are $8-10, weekend passes are $25.
- The Allied Media Conference just extended their application for housing deadline. This is a robust, dynamic conference focusing on media-based organizing strategies to transform our world. It’s in Detroit, MI the weekend of June 18-21, and you can still apply for housing up until this Thursday, June 4th.
IN CASE YA MISSED IT
- Your list of options in the face of playing, seeing or knowing a violent band. Your options are endless. Trigger warning: abusers, apologists, rapists. Check out the piece by E. Conner and Beck Levy here.