WHAT WE CARE ABOUT
ART + ORGANIZING
at Black Table Arts we believe art makes organizing possible. Without creativity organizing doesn't have the breath or enthusiasm it needs to sustain itself. We give organizing room to breathe for our communities fighting for a more just world.
For everyone at Black Table Arts education is the bedrock of organizing for better black futures. We offer spaces for artists to learn about social justice, history and artists that have helped shape the black worlds we want to see realized.
Cooperation is a core value at Black Table Arts that speaks to the need of uplifting solidarity and intersectionality while we organize toward a more equitable world. We must work together, to get free together. This speaks to the importance of abundant thinking we believe if ‘we got us’ then we’re good. At Black Table Arts the ones who have the most stake in our organization are our people and our communities. Cooperation says we can ‘look to the future’ if we can look around and see who is gathered in our spaces.
Black Table Arts is a community-driven arts cooperative located in Minneapolis, Minnesota gathering black communities through the arts toward better black futures. Complete with a bookstore, shared workspace, and a performance space (BTA) makes bold the connection between art and grassroots organizing by providing programs that invite local artists to see themselves as change-makers and organizers of their collective liberation.