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a compendium of all Dare sponsored
DARE was a nonprofit organization, whose purpose was to nurture, support, and attract a community of mature and emerging visual and interdisciplinary artists, who create innovative, contemporary works in the Dallas area.
- Produced Dilemma of Art in the 90s Workshop in November, 1990 at the Dallas Museum of Art. More than four hundred artists attended and participated in the event
- Established an Artists Advisory Committee to the Director of the Dallas Museum of Art. This committee, working under museum director Rick Brettell, negotiated new Beaux Arts policy guidelines.
- Monitored City Arts policies
- Organized a Freedom of Expression campaign, which drew more than 500 persons to downtown Dallas for a March and Rally to support the NEA, September 9
- Assisted the Vessel Show at the Hickory Street Annex
- Established an artists' space at 605 S. Good Latimer, with a peer panel to curate exhibitions and performances, whose artists and performers are paid
- Assisted by nearly forty interested people, we cleaned up more than 15,000 square feet of potential art space.
- Produced the DARE Preview & Performance, combining an evening of art performance by four Dallas-area groups & an opportunity for the community to consider the new DARE space, December 9, 1990
- Advocated a position opposed to taxing artists' inventory.
- Presented Intros-The Arts Community Meets Dallas' New Curators, an informal artists' forum to introduce DMA Contemporary Curator Annegreth Nill and UTA's new CRCA Director Al Harris F. to the Dallas arts community, February 3
- Produced The Politics of Difference, a multi-cultural discussion of the impact of color, culture and life-styles on artists' lives, their art and community
- Co-sponsored the first Annual Women's Performance Festival at the DARE space in March
- Presented two live works by performance artist Jerry Hunt and opened DARE's first exhibition, Directions On The Wall? by Robert McAn and Ann Starnes, April 27, 1991.
- Co-sponsored Tim Miller's Performance Art Workshop at DARE, May 16 and Holly Hughes and Tim Miller's free lecture/discussion on "Censorship and the Arts" at the Arcadia theatre, May 18, 1991
- On June 8, we presented art critic, philosopher and Þlm-maker Alan Sondheim, who spoke about "The Avant Garde in New York" and showed some of his film and video work at the DARE space.
- Produced Þve newsletters dealing with artists issues, efforts, politics, calendars of events and criticism. Newsletters were distributed free to 1,500 persons per issue.
- DARE has attracted a total of more than 240 paid memberships.
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