TACtile is the podcast for Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE) a program of the National Performance Network. This podcast discusses practical tools and concepts designed to transform the field of Arts and Culture towards equity and justice. This podcast is produced by LANE Cohort members, Sage Crump and is edited by Jazz Franklin.
Systems are stories: Adaptations for today that build justice for tomorrow.
In this episode, we talk with Meena Natarajan And Dipankar Mukherjee of Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis Minnesota. Pangea World Theater is a member of the Beta Cohort of LANE. Meena and Dipankar share the adaptations made during the pandemic that have deepened the way their mission lives in the world.
The Cornerstone Series - Racial Justice with Wesley Taylor
This episode is the fourth installment of our Cornerstone Series, Racial Justice. The cornerstones are the pedagogy that guide the work we do. The Cornerstones are Emergence, Popular Education, Design Justice and Racial Justice/Cultural Equity.
Artist, professor, curator and activist Wesley Taylor shares with us how to recognize when spaces are racist, the role of racialized capitalism in equity and how to navigate one's positionality and power to move towards justice.
The Cornerstone Series - Popular Education with Marquez Rhyne
This episode is the third installment in our cornerstone series. LANE (Leveraging a Network for Equity) uses the cornerstones to guide our work and operationalize the concept on equity. The four cornerstones are Emergence, Racial Justice/Cultural Equity, Popular Education and Design Justice.
Marquez Rhyne is founder and principal consultant at Inventive Interventions LLC. Marquez coaches leaders in arts, social justice, formal and popular education institutions by curating experiences and creating materials to improve their effectiveness. He is also program manager at The Narrative Initiative. He works at the Nexus of Art and Culture, Policies and Practices, Wellness and Transformation.
Mind over Matter: How Shifting Our Thoughts Shifted Our Organizational Health
In this episode, we talk with Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez, Executive Director and Letecia Rodriguez, Director of Operations at MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana in San Jose California. MACLA is a member of the Alpha Cohort of LANE, the first group of organizations to engage in the 4 years process. Anjee and Letecia share how their understanding of organizational health was curtailed by racialized conditions and how moving towards a people-centered infrastructure is giving them new vitality. Enjoy.
Creating Secular Social Space in the Rural South
Welcome to Season 2 of TACtile, a practical guide to Transforming Arts and Culture. We are excited to continue to share this ideological and practical road to organizational transformation.
In this episode, we talk with Jackie Clay, Executive Director and Audra Tignor, Operations Director of the Coleman Center for the Arts in York Alabama. The Coleman Center is a member of the Beta Cohort of Leveraging a Network for Equity. Enjoy Jackie and Audra discussing how the racial history of a place informs organizational decisions, the relationship between personal and organizational transformation and reimagining capacity growth.
Looking back to Move Forward: The role of legacy and relationships in planning for the future
In this episode, we talk with Stephanie McKee Anderson and Damia Khanboubi of Junebug Productions, a 40 year old presenting and producing company based in New Orleans Louisiana. Stephanie and Damia share the importance of being connected to a legacy and how to iterate without losing your center.