get in bed with us: artist info
EBP works with artists in many mediums to cultivate a network of trust. EBP expects change and development for and from its artists; EBP understands and supports arts practices without the expectation of a laundry list of accomplishments before or after joining. EBP does not require output, but consistent input and expects effective and respectful communication at all times.
If you are a low-income artist, or creator who is/has been prevented by the current political, economic, racial, ablest, or patriarchal systems in place, you are welcome with open arms into the EBP network, spaces and opportunities, and encouraged to take leadership and live out your dreams. EBP is an environment built for you to take risks, try new things and cultivate that imagined idea you have been unable to bring to fruition.
We do not use the term “diversity” in an abusive or presumptuous way, purely for grant applications, quotes, and box checking routines that artists so often encounter when they seek the structure of a mother organization or the support of a foundation. EBP sees the hierarchies and discriminatory practices of many “social justice” and politically minded groups, and we work to look beyond these methods.
When you choose to work with EBP you are making a pact with yourself and with EBP to presently and continually acknowledge the environmental policies of no-judgement, critical thinking, mistake-acknowledgement, self-awareness, and empathy towards others. You acknowledge and engage in the contemporary discourse surrounding sexuality, gender, privilege and identity.