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© 2019 ENCUENTRO EN LA FRONTERA RIO GRANDE VALLEY

This summer we're collectivizing Artists, Activists, Creatives, and Cultural Spaces across the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley.

We seek to create safe spaces to incubate creativity, collaboration, culture-shifting and resistance by developing solidarity resource networks to uplift our community through the arts, education, and activism. 

PANELS | WORKSHOPS | VENDORS | ART EXHIBITIONS | LIVE PERFORMANCES | AND MORE!
 

This year’s Encuentro happening August 16, 17 & 18 is the first event of its kind to take place across the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas.

 

The aim of this project is to manifest Frontera Resistance by opening spaces for collaboration, education, and engagement among artists, creatives, activists, organizers, and cultural spaces to reclaim, decolonize, and liberate our territories, our Frontera

PRESS & MEDIA
 
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PODCASTS
RBR #31
Art, Activism, and La Llorona- Encuentro en la Frontera 2019

CALLING ALL RIO GRANDE VALLEY BASED ARTISTS, POETS, FILMMAKERS, PERFORMERS, AND CREATIVES.

 

We want to reflect the resilience, strength, and resistance of our Frontera to unite and uplift our protest at the grassroots. We're looking for art of all mediums, short films, poetry, vendors, creators and more.

JOIN OUR COLLECTIVE AND TAKE PART IN BUILDING THIS MOVEMENT TOGETHER.

Submissions must include: 50-70 word bio, folder portfolio with titles and description of piece(s), headshot/logo, website/social media.

Email: dd2297@nyu.edu

JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Submit your work! Contact Us!
 
 
OUR VISION
"Between Two Lungs"
Digital Collage by Damariz Damken
Title Inspired by @johngalanart

This Encuentro seeks to facilitate safe spaces to incubate creativity, activism and culture-shifting by developing solidarity resource networks among over 30 artists, organizations and cultural centers across the borderlands of the Rio Grande Valley.

 

Through panels, fundraising, concerts, art exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, and network building, Encuentro En La Frontera is an ongoing movement to unite and uplift our protest at the grassroots.

 

The aim of this project is to manifest Frontera Resistance by creating spaces for collaboration among local and regional artists, activists, organizers, and community members to liberate our territories, our Frontera.

By building inclusive narratives we can expand access to the intellectual and material resources necessary to empower our communities and reclaim our borderlands as a sacred memory site of origin, passage, and destination. 

Our movement seeks to inspire and mobilize community strengthening at the intersection of art, education, performance, healing, and political dissent to potentialize the reappropriation and reconstruction of our Frontera from the ground up.

For us by us. This Border Encuentro inserts itself at the apex of our resistance to subvert and dismantle the oppressive mechanisms persecuting our families.