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Access: A Discussion About Being Black in the Art World

August 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


ACCESS: A Discussion About Being Black in the Art World
Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.

Facebook Live: Downtown Arts District Orlando and CityArts pages
Instagram Live: @downtownartsorlando or @cityarts_orlando
YouTube Live: Downtown Arts District Orlando Channel

Access is a year’s worth of educational programming that highlights the experiences of BIPOC artists and curators. This panel discussion serves as the official launch of the program. During this virtual event, the moderator and panelists will engage in a discussion about their personal experiences as art professionals, the current climate of the art world, and opportunities for change. All participating panelists have either exhibited at CityArts or participated in an arts engagement program at the Downtown Arts District. Join the conversation LIVE via Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube.

Moderated by Julian Chambliss, Ph.D.

Sorcha Baty
Gisela Carbonell, Ph.D.
Zoraye Cyrus
Peterson J Guerrier
Kalup Linzy


The Downtown Arts District desires to help amplify current conversations inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

This panel discussion serves as a launch for a year’s worth of educational programming. During the local Black Lives Matter protests, the Downtown Arts District made a statement, on behalf of the Staff and Board of Directors, saying the organization is committed to listening and doing. Access is a commitment to LISTENING to BIPOC in the creative community while developing new strategies of how local arts organizations can DO things better. While many venues (like CityArts) are considered safe and accessible spaces for Black artists to exhibit their work and participate in projects, it is clear that much work needs to be done to build equity in the art world.

Join the conversation.


Downtown Arts District Orlando
29 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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