2017

2017 Create Change Fellows Alejandra Nasser and Emilio Poppe embarked on their creative conversation much like a burgeoning friendship. In a moment of great wonder, joy, and change they wanted to first celebrate their unique and precious union through traditional commemorations such as a wedding or a “lit fuckin party”…. keeping all of their ideas ... MORE
2017 Create Change Fellows Elizabeth Rossi and Stephanie Alvarado have creative conversations through journaling. They began with choosing a journal and writing an entry, followed by a prompt. Both artists exchanged their journals for six weeks building on their creative conversation.   Questions included: What does a decolonized love look like? How has your love changed in ... MORE
For their Creative Conversation, 2017 Create Change Fellows Abby Dobson, Nayo Sasaki-Picou, and Kearra Amaya Gopee discuss the impact of the Caribbean Diaspora.     MORE
2017 Create Change Fellows Alethea Pace and Nayo Sasaki-Picou used the language of movement to explore the creative process and its challenges, both as dancers and women of color.   Nayo: These series of images look at the process as a dancer and someone who uses movement as a medium of artistic expression, who is reflecting on what ... MORE
2017 Create Change Fellows Goussy Celéstin and Nikomeh Anderson, 2017 Create Change Commissions Artist Olaronke Akinmowo and 2017 Create Change Harlem Artist-in-residence Joseph Cuillier explore the ways in which their art practices connect to mental and emotional health, as well as how they engage with community within the art that we create.   OLA: How do you use ... MORE
2017 Create Change Fellow Makeba Rainey and Hunts Point/Longwood Artist-in-Residence Tijay Mohammed talk about African Wax Cloth and how they use the fabric in their artwork through this series of videos filmed outside at Kelly Street Garden. MORE
Protecting people we love: A conversation between Sue Jeong Ka and Candace Williams MORE
2017 Create Change Fellow Ingrid Romero and Bedford Stuyvesant Artist-in-Residence Lizania Cruz uses prompts to discuss music and the power of songs to underscore their cultural experience. Prompt 1 from Lizania: What is a song that you listen to before going to your motherland? And what is the motherland for you?                                                   MORE

2016

Cynthia and Lindsay met at a pub in the East Village and chatted about identity, living in New York, labels, community, and more. MORE
Misra and Ro started their exchange through a conversation on Snapchat which then evolved into a phone conversation… MORE
Havanna and Autumn discuss inspiration, power, and the social responsibilities of being Black artist… MORE
On a Sunday afternoon in Marcus Garvey Park, Rahviance and Shamilia discussed their relationship to shifts and changes… MORE
What started as a casual conversation over tea and Sunday sunlight soon became, an impassioned and enriching revelation. MORE
Adalky and Terence decided to have their conversation focus on the topic of food, but it turned out to be so much more… MORE
Katherine Toukhy, Salvador (Sal) Muñoz, and Salome Asega in Creative Conversation. MORE

2015

Create Change artists Kristy and Sasha discuss their creative practices MORE
Listen to artists Ola Ronke and Elvira in Creative Conversation on women as creative beings, the power of story, and living your creative purpose MORE

2014

2014 Fellows Sara & Taja in Creative Conversation MORE
2014 Fellow Nehemoyia Young and Artist-in-Residence beluvid ola-jendai in Creative Conversation MORE
Fellows Ro Garrido & Katherine Toukhy in Creative Conversation MORE
2014 Fellows Sasha Phyars-Burgess and Nadia Mohamed in Creative Conversation MORE
2014 Fellows Rich Johnson, Sarah Rowe, and Suzanne Broughel in Creative Conversation MORE
Artist-in-Residence Chloë Bass & Fellow Alison Kibbe in Creative Conversation MORE
Fellows Seyi Adebanjo and Priscilla Stadler & Resident Dennis RedMoon Darkeem in Creative Conversation (video) MORE

 

2013

Aisha and Divad submitted their conversation in the form of a video. MORE
Bridget and Art talk about telling stories. MORE
Audrey and Chris held their creative conversation in the form of a recording and collage. MORE
Is there a time traveling Harriet Tubman who can lead us to a future space where we are neither ornamental or utilitarian? MORE
Lisa and Sydnie ask each other a few questions about feminism, dance, take-aways, audience experience, titles and legacy. MORE
Noelle and Raúl sent us their conversation in the form of an email exchange. They asked us to keep their emails in this format. MORE
Joyce and Didier’s conversation ranged from a discussion of sound therapy to historical fiction and magical realism; and from music producers such as Flying Lotus and Madlib to writers such as Octavia Butler and Toni Morrison. MORE
Nancy and Ladi’Sasha discuss different conceptions of womanhood and how art is formative in this exploration. MORE
Shani and Claro felt it important to speak through a medium that they would enjoy making and interacting with. Three images reflect their discoveries. MORE

 

2012

Hollis and Xenia met up one evening for dinner and doodling two weeks after Hurricane Sandy affected NYC and the eastern United States. MORE
Mary Jeys and SInema White discuss social engagement through artmaking and the importance of building relationships with community members. MORE
Haifa and Moira in Creative Conversation MORE
Nontsi, Hatuey and Elizabeth discuss place, art and what they learned about their neighbors’ visions for their communities’ future! MORE
Tomie Arai and Betty Yu in Creative Conversation MORE
Suran Song and Julia Taylor in conversation on art as community building, showing up, and “how to give a damn.” MORE
Meet Aisha Bell, 2012 Create Change Commissioned Artist MORE