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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="15494" img_size="600x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="12783" img_size="600x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="831" img_size="600x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1669743039976{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Through our cultural hub, Casa Taller Cangrejera, we provide live/work space for both permanent/long term and short term resident artists. These artists contribute their skills, ideas, and labor in exchange for workshop space and boarding. Through this program, we also provide technical support (fiscal sponsorship), mentorship and skill building to AgitArte staff, artists and organizations, groups and collectives with whom we share values and political vision. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1669743067016{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]Mediante nuestro centro cultural, la Casa-Taller Cangrejera, ofrecemos un espacio de trabajo y de vivienda, tanto permanente o a largo plazo como a corto plazo a artistas residentes. Estos artistas contribuyen con sus destrezas, ideas y trabajo a cambio de un espacio de taller y alojamiento. A través de este programa, también brindamos apoyo técnico (patrocinio fiscal), mentoría y capacitación al personal de AgitArte, artistas y organizaciones, grupos y colectivos con quienes compartimos valores y visión política. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] CULTURAL WORKSPACES | ESPACIOS DEL TRABAJO CULTURAL [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15483" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] CASA TALLER CANGREJERA [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Casa Taller Cangrejera functions as an artist live/work space and cultural organizing/mutual aid center which started in 2014 our of a rented space / Papel Machete's workshop. With generous support from a longtime supporter, in 2020 AgitArte was able to secure a permanent space in Santurce, San Juan, allowing us to remain and degentrify our community amidst growing displacement. In the past, we have hosted workshops, artbuilds, resident artists, community events and performances at Casa Taller. Under COVID-19, we are assessing how to utilize and offer this space to our community safely. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text]Casa Taller Cangrejera funciona como un espacio de alojamiento y de trabajo para artistas y como un centro de organización cultural y de apoyo mutuo que comenzó en 2014 en un espacio alquilado / el taller de Papel Machete. En el pasado, hemos presentado talleres, estructuras de arte, artistas residentes, eventos comunitarios y funciones en la Casa-Taller. Durante la pandemia del COVID-19, nos proponemos evaluar cómo utilizar y ofrecer este espacio a nuestra comunidad de manera segura. Con el apoyo generoso de un benefactor de muchos años, en 2020 AgitArte pudo asegurar un espacio permanente en Santurce (San Juan, Puerto Rico) que nos permite desaburguesar (degentrify) y permanecer en nuestra comunidad a pesar del aumento en desplazamientos. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="center" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][button target="_blank" hover_type="default" text_align="center" text="READ MORE | LEER MÁS" link="https://www.agitarte.org/projects/casa-taller/"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15488" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="10px"][vc_column_text] ROXBURY CULTURAL WORKSPACE [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In October 2020, AgitArte purchased a multi-family home in Roxbury, MA, in partnership with two working-class Boston residents with the vision of securing affordable housing and workspace and countering the speculative real estate market and gentrification happening in the neighborhood. We have been rebuilding since the building suffered a fire in November 2021. After our people are rehoused we will begin again to imagine new creative programming in the space. We have envisioned our space to include adequate spaces to support our current projects: a recording studio, art workshop/studio, artist residencies, permaculture garden project, and housing for working class artists who are part of our project.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal"][vc_column_text]En octubre de 2020, AgitArte adquirió una casa multifamiliar en Roxbury, MA, en asociación con dos residentes de clase trabajadora de Boston con la visión de asegurar una vivienda asequible y un espacio de trabajo como modo de contrarrestar el mercado inmobiliario especulativo y el aburguesamiento en el barrio. Desde que el edificio sufrió un incendio en noviembre de 2021 hemos estado reconstruyendo. Una vez que nuestra gente esté realojada, empezaremos de nuevo a imaginar una nueva programación creativa en el espacio. Hemos visualizado que nuestro espacio incluirá espacios adecuados para apoyar nuestros proyectos actuales: un estudio de grabación, un taller/estudio de arte, residencias artísticas, un proyecto de permacultura, huerta y vivienda para los artistas de la clase trabajadora que forman parte de nuestro proyecto. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="center" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner][button target="_blank" hover_type="default" text_align="center" text="SUPPORT | APOYA" link="https://www.agitarte.org/donate/"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14192" img_size="700x700" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="14442" img_size="700x700" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" qode_css_animation="" link="https://www.whenwefightwewin.com/"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]AgitArte has been slowly building a network of working class artists, cultural workers, propagandists and media makers who create art responding to the political moment and providing alternative narratives to mainstream media which often leave out critical stories and perspectives from poor and working class communities. We produce original artwork, posters, graphics, videos, a podcast and publications. Nearly all of our artwork and popular education materials are available for free download on our website: agitarte.org/artwork-for-download. This program also includes publication projects created/co-created by AgitArte. Publications enable us to share the agitational work of AgitArte and Papel Machete with broader audiences. Since 2016 we have produced several publications and popular education materials that contest dominant narratives and share stories and political analysis about issues oppressing working class people, including the book, platform and now podcast When We Fight, We Win!, co-created with Greg Jobin-Leeds. In 2019, we launched the When We Fight, We Win!: The Podcast now with three seasons complete, the catalogue of episodes is available everywhere you get your podcasts, and directly from the When We Fight, We Win! website.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator type="normal" up="20px" down="20px"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15378" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_video link="https://vimeo.com/438946182" align="center"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Since 2020 began, we have fought all odds, from earthquakes that have left thousands homeless to the current pandemic that keeps us in indefinite isolation. Add to this the struggles that we have been waging since before Hurricane María and that we continue fighting against a corrupt and illegitimate government.   THE WAY TO SURVIVE HAS BEEN THROUGH COLLECTIVE ORGANIZATION AND SOLIDARITY NETWORKS OF MUTUAL SUPPORT. DESPITE THE LIMITATIONS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, WE DO NOT FORGET EACH OTHER. WE CONTINUE TO ORGANIZE AND MOBILIZE.   After the arrival of the COVID-19 crisis, AgitArte reactivated and continued mutual aid efforts from Hurricane María and the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico. Understanding that under U.S. colonization and late stage capitalism, our people will continue to be disproportionately impacted by natural and political disasters, we have developed a Mutual Aid & Cultural Solidarity Program to continue supporting our community, paying our artists and organizers, and meeting immediate needs on the ground. Through our Mutual Aid program, AgitArte has been and will continue facilitating the following efforts to aid our intimate and broader community in Puerto Rico and the diaspora during this profoundly challenging time: Community Outreach & Safety Paid Work + Regranting to artists, organizers and healers  Rapid Cultural Response Artist Network  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator type="normal" up="20px" down="20px"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Desde que comenzó el 2020 hemos combatido toda suerte de adversidades, desde los terremotos que han dejado a miles sin hogar hasta la actual pandemia que nos mantiene en aislamiento indefinido. Súmese a esto las luchas que ya veníamos librando desde antes de María y que continúan en contra de un gobierno corrupto e ilegítimo.   LA ÚNICA QUE MANERA QUE HEMOS PODIDO SOBREVIVIR HA SIDO CON LA ORGANIZACIÓN COLECTIVA A TRAVÉS DE REDES SOLIDARIAS DE APOYO MUTUO. ANTE LAS LIMITACIONES DEL DISTANCIAMIENTO SOCIAL NO NOS VAMOS A DEJAR SOLXS.   En respuesta a la actual crisis de COVID-19, AgitArte ha reactivado y, en cierto modo, continuado los esfuerzos de ayuda mutua del huracán María y los recientes terremotos en Puerto Rico. Entendiendo que bajo la colonización de los Estados Unidos y el capitalismo en etapa avanzada, nuestro pueblo continuará siendo impactado desproporcionadamente por los desastres naturales y políticos, hemos articulado nuestro Programa de Ayuda Mutua y Solidaridad Cultural para continuar apoyando a nuestra comunidad, pagando a nuestros artistas y organizadores, y satisfaciendo las necesidades inmediatas en los frentes. A través de este programa de Apoyo Mutuo, AgitArte ha sido y seguirá facilitando los siguientes esfuerzos para apoyar a nuestra comunidad inmediata y más amplia en Puerto Rico y la diáspora durante este tiempo profundamente desafiante: Alcance comunitario y seguridad Trabajo remunerado + becas para artistas, organizadorxs y curanderxs  Red de Artistas de Respuesta Rápida [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15974" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text] Mask-making workshop with Abolitionists in Dallas, TX for On the Eve of Abolition project | Fall 2022 [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Cultural Organizing Trainings include guerrilla and popular theater, cantastorias (picture storytelling with song), papier mache puppet building, mask work, and formations for protests and manifestations. We work with grassroots community organizers, teachers , and other cultural workers to develop creative strategies for agitational campaigns. We believe that arts and culture are vital to social movements and facilitate a transformative process of reimagining our world. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="10190" img_size="400x270" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="10px"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="15461" img_size="700x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Los entrenamientos de organización cultural incluyen talleres de teatro guerrilla y teatro popular, cantastorias, construcción de títeres de papel maché, trabajo de máscaras y formaciones para protestas y manifestaciones. Trabajamos con organizadores comunitarixs de base, maestrxs y otrxs trabajadorxs culturales para desarrollar estrategias creativas para campañas de agitación. Creemos que el arte y la cultura son vitales para los movimientos sociales y facilitan un proceso transformador de reinventar nuestro mundo.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1202" img_size="700x500" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1201" img_size="700x500" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="12102" img_size="700x500" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]POPULAR EDUCATION & PERFORMANCE PROGRAM (PEPP) supports and develops popular education projects for agitation that utilize theater, puppetry, visual art, and music. Through this program, we extend our resources as a nonprofit to grassroots and militant cultural organizing groups and collectives fighting for liberation in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Radical theater and puppetry collective, Papel Machete is a model  of this program.   Since its founding in 2006, Papel Machete has been a laboratory for disruptive storytelling projects using papier-mâché as a medium and varying forms of ancestral, pre-cinematic narrative forms like toy theater, cantastoria, shadow theater, table-top puppetry, humanettes, cut-outs, masks, and giant puppets. Through PEPP, we aim to build solidarity across struggles and redirect resources to unincorporated, independent groups, like Papel Machete, that contest dominant narratives through popular education.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image="15309" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]EL PROGRAMA DE EDUCACIÓN POPULAR Y PERFORMANCE (PEPP) apoya y desarrolla proyectos de educación popular para la agitación que utilizan teatro, títeres, artes visuales y música. A través de este programa, ampliamos nuestros recursos como organización sin fines de lucro a grupos y colectivos de organización cultural de base y militantes que luchan por la liberación en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico. Papel Machete, un colectivo radical de teatro de títeres, es un modelo de este programa. Desde su fundación en 2006, el Papel Machete ha sido un laboratorio para proyectos de narración disruptiva que utilizan papier-mâché como medio y diversas formas de narración ancestral pre-cinemática como toy theater, cantastoria, el teatro de sombras, los títeres de mesa, las humanetas, los recortes, las máscaras y los títeres gigantes. A través del PEPP, pretendemos construir solidaridad a través de las luchas y redirigir los recursos a grupos independientes no incorporados, como Papel Machete, que disputan las narrativas dominantes a través de la educación popular.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_single_image image="15824" img_size="full" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1669747706408{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"]In November 2014, a new phase of AgitArte's work began with the expansion of new workshop spaces in the current structure that hosts the radical workers' theater and puppetry collective, Papel Machete. The possibility of more workshop space has promoted the establishment of new goals, reinforced existing creative projects, and strengthens our ties with the Santurce community through the development of new projects that have allowed us to continue to collectively contribute to our social liberation. This space functions as an artist live/work space and cultural organizing hub. We offer workshops, art builds and community events, and host guest and resident artists from around the world. After Hurricane María, Casa Taller provided housing, food, and communication support to the Santurce community, as well as receiving aid from the diaspora and redistributing it through the network fo Centros de Apoyo Mutuo - CAMs (mutual Aid Centers). Casa Taller Cangrejera is directed by AgitArte's Program Coordinator, Sugeily Rodríguez Lebrón with support from AgitArte's Director, Jorge Díaz Ortiz.  Both Jorge and Sugeily are active members of Papel Machete. Together, they are responsible for the coordination and implementation of projects at Casa Taller and other proposals and initiatives that arise from individuals or groups that are consonant with the vision and mission of AgitArte, and comprehensively strengthen our community. Aside from serving as a space for creative development of our artists, Casa Taller is also a space of resistance and collective liberation through popular education. With generous support from a longtime supporter, in 2020 AgitArte was able to secure a permanent space in Santurce, San Juan, allowing us to remain and degentrify our community amidst growing displacement.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="287" img_size="700x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1669747957894{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="832" img_size="700x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" css=".vc_custom_1669747952624{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="1197" img_size="700x500" add_caption="yes" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]...