THE SILENT BARN, for those who know it, is a major cultural destination in the DIY arts community that was simultaneously robbed and evicted in the late-summer of 2011. Along the way, it has become one of the most important institutions in this generation of New York artists.
After developing a robust digital community following their tragic eviction, they decided to host public meetings to meet and exchange ideas face to face. These have quickly evolved to public commentaries about not only Barn-related affairs, but all things pertaining to young, adventurous DIY artists in New York.
The third Silent Barn Public Meeting will be hosted at Exapno next Friday, June 22, 8pm. The topic: COLLECTIVES!!!
Running a volunteer charged collective has no set formula.
Everyone has a different array of techniques that work for that specific family.
On June 22, we are coming together at Exapno to converse about alternate ways to manage community-centric organizations from group leaders who’ve lead successful projects in the past. Come hear about the influential projects people are organizing in New York. Learn how to get involved.
Topics range from horizontalism to voting structures, what it means to be fueled by volunteers, and how to let your organization grow.
In many ways, it’s like Parenting 101.
When do you let go?
+++ food and drink!