GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE for INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE ART
182 AVENUE C
NEW YORK, NY 10009
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Grace, n. - simple elegance or refinement of movement
Grace Period - an extended period granted as a special favor
The Three Graces (Greek Mythology) - charm, grace, and beauty
Opened in 2006, Grace Exhibition Space is devoted exclusively to Performance Art. We offer an opportunity to experience visceral and challenging works by the current generation of international performance artists whether emerging, mid career or established. Our events are presented on the floor, not on a stage, dissolving the boundary between artist and viewer. This is how performance art is meant to be experienced and our mission is the glorification of performance art.
Grace Exhibition Space presents over 30 curated live performance art exhibitions each year, showcasing new work by more than 400 performance artists from across the United States and the world since 2006.
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art Space IRS tax-exempt 501(c)3 status in 2015.
Grace Exhibition Space follows the We Have a Voice Collective's Code of Conduct to Promote Safe(r) Workplaces in the Performing Arts:
Code Of Conduct - The We Have Voice Collective
To Promote Safe(R) Workplaces In The Performing Arts
This code promotes zero tolerance for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to sexual harassment and bullying. the commitments and definitions herein promote the creation and strengthening of safe(r) spaces that uphold the equitable treatment of all people regardless of their various identities and positionalities, including gender identity, race, age, ability, ethnicity, culture, immigration status, sexual orientation and identity, class position and economic background, and religious belief and affiliation.
Have you experienced or witnessed harassment but felt you couldn’t speak up?
If you are in a position of power, you must responded to reports of harassment
this code offers clarity and tools for people working in the performing arts.
how can we commit to creating safe(r) spaces in the
SPEAK UP, SEEK SUPPORT, OR ASK FOR HELP
when witnessing, experiencing, or suspecting any
form of harassment. Your silence may enable an
CREATE MECHANISMS We will be designating persons in
our workplace to provide support when needed,
allowing people to raise their concerns without fear of
retaliation. We will listen and respond in a way that
safeguards the position of those speaking up.
WE COMMUNICATE our institution’s anti-harassment
policies and zero-tolerance protocol clearly to
employees, partners, and colleagues at the outset of
any work relationship.
WORK COLLECTIVELY to combat bias and
stereotypes. We take deliberate steps to root them out and
minimize their impact.
FOSTER DIVERSITY our role as curator,
bandleader, conductor, director, producer, journalist,
audience member, artist, or in foundations,
organizations, institutions, or non-profits. All people
benefit when Performing Arts spaces are diverse in
gender, age, sexual orientation, race, culture,
nationality, class position, financial status, religious
affiliation or differing ability.
WHAT IS A SAFE(R) SPACE?
A Safe(r)* Space is a balanced, healthy space where all people feel valued and respected.
*The term “safe(r)” espouses an intersectional approach to the term “safe,” acknowledging
that what is “safe” shifts depending on one’s various identities and positionalities.
HOW IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT DEFINED BY THE LAW?
Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by law. Quid pro quo sexual
harassment is when a term or condition of employment is contingent upon the acceptance
of unwelcome sexual behavior. Hostile work environment sexual harassment is when
unwelcome sexual behavior of any kind creates an abusive work environment.
WHAT IS A WORKPLACE?
A Workplace, whether physical or virtual, can include but is not limited to a stage, dressing
room, office, recording studio, classroom, venue/club, jam session, workshop, residency,
rehearsal space, private residence/home studio, hotel room, gallery, social media platform,
and communication that involves professional matters.
WHAT IS CONSENT?
Consent is a clear and unambiguous agreement to engage in a particular activity. It is
expressed outwardly through mutually understandable words or actions. Consent is
reciprocal and free of force. Minors, by virtue of being minors, cannot give consent.
Someone incapacitated due to drug, alcohol or other substance use cannot give consent.
WHAT IMPACTS CONSENT?
Force, which can be physical, psychological or emotional. Examples include but are not
limited to: grabbing, touching, manipulation, stalking, exposing oneself, holding
someone down, using weapons, verbal threats, peer pressure, blackmail, guilt, or coercion.
Power Dynamics, which exist in relationships between employer/employee, teacher/
student, bandleader/collaborator, director or producer/artist, festival promoter/artist,
manager/artist, booking agent/artist, artist/audience, etc.
Abuse of Power, which occurs when offenders use their position to control, manipulate or
take advantage of another. Prestige, elder status, institutional clout, or financial power
does not grant anyone permission to be abusive.
For more information and resources, visit: www.wehavevoice.org
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art is a Federally recognized 501(c)3