PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR PRE-CONFERENCE EVENTS. THIS WILL BE A GREAT WAY TO KICK-START (AFROCOMICCON 2019) EXPERIENCE.
This year, AFCC will offer several in-depth learning opportunities prior to its main annual conference event held in October. These sessions will arm you with strategies and tactics to make change happen in your community.
CROSSING THE INTERSECTION OF RACE, EQUITY AND ADVOCACY IN THE ARTS, AFRO-COMIC CON, & AFROFUTURISM.
How can values of racial equity and social justice strengthen and advance an effective advocacy and outreach strategy through fiction, fantasy, and Afrofuturism? How are different organizations (AfroComicCon) shaping their practices and their language to interrupt false dichotomies and push for systemic change?
Join members of the AfroComicCon’s Host Committee to explore what tools and approaches have been applied in the West, and how they have found success and resistance through AfroComicCon.
BUILDING NEW DIVERSE AUDIENCES THROUGH EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
Demographic change is reshaping the make-up of communities across the United States and once tried and true marketing approaches are yielding diminishing returns. Does AfroComicCon and the Arts organizations need to grapple with the reality of a more diverse population and position themselves to communicate with and market effectively to a more diverse population or keep this only for Black people.
Change is necessary if arts organizations are going to be able to grow their audiences and make a new case for the value of the experience that they offer. This means that arts organizations have to be willing to change the way they think about audience building; how they communicate and convey their value; and how they interact with consumers to be more inclusive and relevant.
Organizations like AFCC may need to overcome fears of change to connect authentically with the community and the audiences that they hope to attract and exclude others? or should we be open.