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Flashpoints: appointments, awards & notables

It’s an honor to join president Titus Kaphar, and fellow founders Jason Price, and Jonathan Brand—alongside the supremely inspired board of directors—to help build upon NXTHVN’s bold vision for nurturing and sustaining creative community in New Haven. From its tiered mentorship program that bridges practitioners across generations and disciplines, to its purposefully designed facility that supports goals of social inclusion and collaboration, NXTHVN is poised to radically transform how art, community and education intersect. — Nico Wheadon



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NXTHVN Names Inaugural Director, NEW HAVEN INDEPENDENT

New Haven will be well-served with an innovator of Nico Wheadon’s stature now overseeing the day-to-day-operations of NXTHVN. As I’ve seen first-hand, Titus and his co-founders have not only given new life to a building with a connection to New Haven’s creative, albeit industrial past, they’ve now created an enterprise to help shape the city’s future by inspiring young people, nurturing their careers, and invigorating the entire city’s blossoming arts community. — Mayor Toni N. Harp

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NXTHVN: An emerging arts incubator for emerging artists in New Haven

It’s exciting to have the opportunity to work directly with artists who are intentionally building a creative ecosystem. This project isn’t just about the professional development of artists—it’s also about the opportunity to nurture community and launch professional careers in a city that is ready to support them. — Nico Wheadon

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Envisioning Inclusive, Soulful Spaces for Artists: Can the terms of the art world really change from competitive creative genius to notions of collective power and proximity?

None of the panelists addressed the existing framework of the white box. It felt as if that hegemonic, white, male notion was already tedious and inconsequential. The new spaces for thinking about and showing art have not yet been codified. Perhaps these are sites of interruption, as when a marching chorus unexpectedly paraded through the Armory hallways and into the meeting rooms in the middle of the symposium, singing a spiritual protest ballad, ‘I shall not, I shall not be moved. Just like a tree planted by the water, I shall not be moved’ Tina Campt simply responded, ‘The concept of a chorus as opposed to soloist … a modality of creating over the singularity that is so privileged.’ — Debra Brehmer

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