The Field’s ERPA Book Launch

We Are No Longer Strangers

Monday, September 27, 2010
Doors open at 6pm, event begins at 7pm
148 Lafayette Street, Penthouse
Between Howard and Grand Streets
N, R, Q, W, J, Z to Canal

The Field, at OpenPlans Penthouse, celebrates the publication of We Are No Longer Strangers, with a keynote address by national cultural activist, Arlene Goldbard, and panel discussion led by New York City choreographer, Maura Nguyen Donohue, with awardees of the Economic Revitalization for Performing Artists (ERPA – pronounced ur-pah) program.

Come early for complimentary wine and glorious penthouse views. Space is limited, RSVP required (

We Are No Longer Strangers is the written culmination of 2½ years of investigation and analysis from the four ERPA projects: Connie Hall/Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, JoAnna Mendl Shaw/The Equus Projects, Jon Stancato/Stolen Chair Theatre Company, and Caroline Woolard/OurGoods.

These artists received more than $90,000 in research grants to devise and implement new revenue-generating strategies.  ERPA received generous funding from the inaugural New York City Cultural Innovation Fund of The Rockefeller Foundation.

A provocative independent voice for our times, Arlene Goldbard is a writer, social activist, and consultant who works for justice, compassion and honor in every sphere, from the interpersonal to the transnational.

Maura Nguyen Donohue has been making work in New York City since 1994. She’s an assistant professor of dance at Hunter College, serves on the boards of Dance Theater Workshop and the Congress on Research in Dance, and has two children.

Founded by artists for artists in 1986, The Field is dedicated to providing impactful services to thousands of performing artists in New York City and beyond. We foster creative exploration, steward innovative management strategies, and are delighted to help artists reach their fullest potential.

ERPA artists are also participating in the ERPA Action Tank as part of the 2010 Prelude Festival Thursday, September 30.

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