Ebony Awarded Public Artist in Residence by NYC Office of Cultural Affairs

Dear community,
I have been selected as a 2018 NYC Public Artist-in-Residence. I am working with the NYC Office to Combat Domestic Violence and the @nyculture for the next year. Only four artists were picked this year and I am humbled to be among such a phenomenal group of artistic geniuses. I am so honored and full of gratitude to serve NYC as an artist and a creative strategist. It is truly a good time to be a creative change-maker! 

It is my hope to serve NYC with integrity, love and rigor and to give back to a city that continues to give me so much to me. I look forward to sourcing harm reduction, creative, holistic, community-rooted, and restorative justice strategies to interrupt instances and systems of domestic violence in our neighborhoods. I look forward to deep and meaningful cross-sector collaboration with NYC and the warriors doing the work to end domestic violence in our homes, intimate partner relationships, communities, and beyond. I look forward to making bold, boundary pushing art in the name of goodness, wellness, justice, and vision. 

Thank you to the selection/nomination committee, my family, community and friends who have called, texted, and re-posted to congratulate me. Thank you to my @125thandfreedom tribe who continues to push me to tell stories and make dances about cultural resilience and resistance in public spaces and to live the artistic values I so often talk about. 

There’s so much more I could say, but I am still processing this honor and the immense amount of creative work ahead. Much gratitude to my family, my personal board of directors who keep me in check and grounded, and my community for trusting me, loving on me, lifting me up, and supporting me to live beyond my wildest dreams. 

Love,
Ebony Noelle Golden

Read the article—https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/arts/design/nyc-artist-residency-tatyana-fazlalizadeh.html?referer=https://www.google.com/

Ebony Golden