VideoOut is excited that Founder and Executive Director, Jordan Reeves, has been selected as a 2017-2018 Creative Community Fellow.
National Arts Strategies, the organization running the fellowship, says:
Community change requires individuals with grit, those who are passionate and dedicated to tackling the challenges that lie ahead. It requires trailblazers who carefully engage local partners, who listen to the advice and counsel of community members and who can adapt their strategy based upon community feedback.
We like to think that's what we've embodied here at VideoOut. We are a gritty organization that is passionate about talking the problems facing the LGBTQ community, and we couldn't do the work that we do without our partners, from Brooklyn Brewery to Brooklyn Community Pride Center to BGSQD.
There are 24 fellows in the program, each one doing incredibly unique work. The fellows are as diverse as they come, ranging in gender identity, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
"I'm so excited to work with a group of people that will challenge me. More than anything, I can't wait to see past the end of my own nose. This is going to be great for VideoOut - the perspective we'll gain from this group - from all these different eyeballs - will be invaluable. Stay tuned! This is going to be incredible." Jordan Reeves
The fellows will work with experts, industry leaders, and each other to take their respective projects to the next level. They will also think deeply about the value of creativity and the power of community. Jordan talks about the first time he felt he was part of a community Field Notes, the blog of the Creative Community Fellows program.
VideoOut would like to thank National Arts Strategies and the generous sponsors who made this opportunity possible. We can't wait to let everyone know what happened. Expect updates soon!