Frontline Arts Buffalo (FAB) is pleased to announce FAB Forums, a series of community conversations examining the past, present, and future of frontline arts institutions in our city.
Frontline Arts Buffalo is a collaborative action research project initiated by four of Buffalo’s frontline arts and cultural organizations: the African American Cultural Center, Locust Street Art, Ujima Company, and El Museo. We are institutions who have served communities of color and low-income communities since our founding. Today, we are coming together to reflect on our history and build for our future. We kick off our work in Buffalo publicly with this series.
- Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6–8pm
at El Museo (91 Allen St)
- Saturday, April 6, 2019, 3–5pm
at African American Cultural Center (350 Masten Ave)
- Sunday, May 5, 2019, 1–3pm
at Ujima Company (429 Plymouth Ave)
- Sunday, June 30, 2019, 3–5pm
at Locust Street Art (138 Locust St)
At FAB Forums, we invite you to join us in conversation on the following questions: What is the role and purpose of frontline arts organizations in our communities? How has your life been shaped by what we do? What is the value of our work? How can we bring about a more vibrant, equitable, and sustainable future?
In the coming months, we want to gather your stories and memories of our institutions, in order to better document and celebrate our history. Do you have memorabilia from a FAB institution that is special to you? Or simply a great story to tell? Come share it with us at FAB Forums! There will opportunities to document your items and record your stories at each event.