#dominicanwomengooglesearch, 2016, Joiri Minaya, Photo by Stefan Hagen

Joiri Minaya was the featured artist for our first TBD Salon.

[Image description]: Joiri’s artwork titled #dominicanwomengooglesearch features a person in a red, white, and green floral full body suit, lying on their side and staring directly into the camera, on green grass surrounded by pink flowers.

FROM THE ZOOMROOM: Firstly, thank you to our partners, collaborators, attendees, and supporters who built community with artists and arts workers during the on-going pandemic. After much consideration, the TBD team has decided to archive the project. We loved our year working for and with you all, and we’re grateful for the dialogue and community that emerged from the salons. To revisit past programs, please see our archive. We’re looking forward to being in continued community with you all!

TBD Salon

TBD Salon was a series of community-funded virtual studio visits that supported artists and arts organizers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with a series of artist-centered organizations, TBD Salon built community while supporting artists and arts organizers, creative practices, and critical connections during the uncertain time of 2020. All were welcome to attend our programs, and we invited folks who had the means to donate $10 per program to attend and support honorariums for the participants and program production.

We built connections, hosted creative conversations, and raised funds for artists and arts organizers to ease the strain due to cancelled speaking engagements, postponed exhibitions, income loss, layoffs, and barred access from facilities. We recognized the multitude of connections happening virtually during the pandemic and celebrated this while building community and directly supporting artists and arts organizers.

Past partners include

Partner organizations:
Smack Mellon, Recess, The Laundromat Project

Arts organizers:
Elena Gross, Ace Lehner, Camilo Godoy

Joiri Minaya, E.T. Chong, Emilio Martínez Poppe, Lindsay Catherine Harris

© TBD Salon