The Metropolitan Museum of Art has launched a collaborative residency program for New York artists committed to social change, as part of the Civic Practice Partnership initiative. The inaugural participants are Rashida Bumbray and Miguel Luciano. The inaugural participants in the yearlong residency are choreographer and performance artist Rashida Bumbray and multimedia visual artist Miguel Luciano. They will work with the Met to develop collaborations between the museum and their geographic communities: Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn and East Harlem in Manhattan, respectively.
In addition to the residency, the initiative will invite a group of individuals who work in cultural fields—including artists, musicians, and writers, all of whom are socially mindful in their practice—to partake in a five-month experiential learning program that will organize seminars on community and social engagement. Selected through an open application process, they will receive a stipend for their participation, which will include working closely with Bumbray and Luciano, as…
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