Supporting Individual Artists: Artist Work Documentation

Recorded On: 05/26/2020

imageAbout this Webinar

Compelling documentation is an invaluable tool for an artist to advance their career. It plays a critical role in the competitive grant process and can serve as an important archive of their evolving practice, contributing to the field at large. However, dedicated support for documentation is rare. In this webinar, artists Sita Bhaumik and Jocelyn Jackson, co-founders of the People’s Kitchen Collective and Adriana Grino, Program Officer at the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, will discuss the role of documentation in artist’s work, how to balance goals for documentation between funders and artists, as well as the importance of representation and cultural competency in documentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the impact of documentation for artists
  • How documentation can expand the reach of artists’ work
  • Identifying practices for how to support artists in documenting their work 
  • How to advance your program’s goals through documentation 

This project is supported in part by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.


Adriana Grino

Program Officer, Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Adriana Grino (she/her/hers) is the Program Officer for the Rainin Foundation’s Arts Program. She collaborates with the Director and Associate Director of Arts Strategy & Ventures on grantmaking activities, and developing and implementing new initiatives. She currently serves as: the co-chair for the Arts Loan Fund at Northern California Grantmakers, Funding Advisory Committee member at the City of Oakland and member of Grantmakers in the Arts Support for Individual Artist Committee. Adriana came to the Foundation from Galería de la Raza, a non-profit community arts space based in the San Francisco Mission District that is dedicated to advancing intercultural dialogue, where she served as the Curatorial and Special Program Manager. She is a former fellow of the Harmony Initiative, a program of Justice Funders, which supports professional grantmakers in strengthen and ground their philanthropic practice in principles of equity and social justice. Adriana has a BA in Art History and Archaeology from Tufts University.

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik is an artist, writer, and educator based in Oakland, California whose work has been called a “joyous political critique.” Her community-centered projects use craft, photography, and food to tell the stories migration and displacement. Sita is a co-founder of People's Kitchen Collective and teaches the interdisciplinary course A Taste of Resistance at California College of the Arts in Diversity Studies. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Scripps College, an MFA in interdisciplinary art and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts. Sita has exhibited internationally and is currently working on her first book forthcoming from Kaya Press. 

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Jocelyn Jackson

Jocelyn Jackson’s passion for seasonal food, social justice, creativity, and community is rooted in a childhood spent on the Kansas plains. Her family would sing a song before sharing a soulful meal. Since then, Jocelyn has practiced law, taught environmental science and ethics, become a yoga instructor, and created performance and visual art. Her inspiring international experiences include serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa and teaching in an ecovillage in Southern India. Jocelyn has presented on the principles of community nourishment at Court Bouillon in Southern France and back home in Oakland for the Fusion of Food and Yoga series at Anasa Yoga. She enjoys collaborating with a wide range of wonderful people and organizations including People’s Community Market, BALLE, Bryant Terry, Life is Living, Impact HUB Oakland, MOAD, Kitchen Table Advisors, NUMI Tea, YES!, and Late Nite Art. She is beginning her fourth year of full hearted cooking. Jocelyn founded JUSTUS KITCHEN to continue to create food experiences that inspire people to reconnect with themselves, the earth, and one another. And she still begins every meal with a song.

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