AP Audio

In 2017, Art Practical launched AP Audio through funding by the California Arts Council to produce podcasts and audio initiatives that offer a personal voice to issues of art, visual and cultural studies, and creative projects. All podcasts and recordings can be found on artpractical.com, SoundCloud, or iTunes.


Hosted by Dorothy R. Santos, PRNT SCRN is a podcast about bridging the gaps between analog, new media, and digital art practices. Santos is a Filipina American writer, curator, and researcher whose academic interests include digital art, computational media, and biotechnology. 

Follow on:
IG: @prnt_scrn_ap
Twitter: @PRNTSCRN




(un)making is a podcast hosted by visual artist, Weston Teruya, who welcomes artists, arts administrators, and cultural workers of color to get real about their lives, practices, and careers. Each episode is an in-depth look into how art gets made, but more importantly how these folks are seeing to the system of art’s (UN)making. (un)making launched in January 2017 as Art Practical’s inaugural podcast. Born and raised in Honolulu, Teruya is an artist who currently resides in Oakland.


Follow on:
IG: @un_making

what are you looking at?

Writer and art critic, Elena Gross, is joined by artist and selfie-queen, Jay Katelansky, as co-host. what are you looking at? is a podcast featuring two queer Black women in the Bay Area talking about art, art crushes, art world gossip, regular gossip, and millennial woes. Together, they take on art, popular culture, and queer Black shit! wayla?, which launched in 2017, offers a unique perspective on the experiences, strategies for survival, negotiations of Black cultural workers in our arts ecosystem.

Follow on:
IG: @wayla_pod

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AP Books

Art Practical's book publishing imprint, AP Books, focuses on creating pedagogical tools for artists, arts educators, students, and cultural workers.

Decolonizing Culture: Essays on the Intersection of Art and Politics by Anuradha Vikram

October 2017, English, 5 x 8 in, 154 pages
ISBN 978-0-9985006-5-2

Anuradha Vikram’s Decolonizing Culture is a collection of seventeen essays that address questions of race and gender parity in contemporary art spaces. Originally published between 2013 and 2017 through Daily Serving’s #Hashtags column, Vikram's text considers the specifics of equality and representation in the context of current events in the field of arts and culture in the United States and internationally.

Decolonizing Culture can be purchased online, and found in the libraries of California College of the Arts, Getty Research Institute, Goldsmiths College, Harvard Library, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mills College, Pacific Northwest College of Art, School of Visual Arts, and more.

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AP Events

Art Practical hosts regular events, lectures, readings, and more within the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, collaborating with community partners such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Montalvo Center for the Arts, The Lab, Southern Exposure, SOMArts, CTRL+SHFT Collective, and Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara.

Recent & Upcoming Events

How does one survive and thrive as an artist in the San Francisco Bay Area? The art world is inundated with stories from the community and media about artists being displaced in the face of great wealth disparity, a crushing housing crisis, the lack of sustainable employment in the arts, and a threatening decrease in exhibition and funding sources. Living and Working consists of a multi-author column, a video series, and live events where artists and cultural workers answer the question “How do you live and work in the Bay Area?”

For our live event series, we invited artists to speak to a specific location or site that holds significance to their practice or experience living in the Bay Area. This program is funded, in part, by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00-3:00pm
Living & Working: Mik Gaspay & Kija Lucas

Cubberley Community Center, Room A7
4000 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto, CA 94303

Monday, April 22, 2019 - 8:00-9:00pm
Living & Working: Brontez Purnell & Sophia Wang

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center
2704 Alcatraz Ave Berkeley, CA 94705

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 6:00-7:00pm
Living & Working: Jakeya Caruthers & Xandra Ibarra

The Growlery's Kitchen
235 Broderick St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Previous Events (2016—18)

  • Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, in parternship with CCA Libraries, with Feminist Book Swap courtesy of Owl Cave Books, CCA Simpson Library, March 2019
  • Between You & Me: Constance Hockaday & Laurel Braitman, in partnership with Curatorial Research Bureau and with funding through Rainin Foundation, Curatorial Research Bureau, YBCA, November 2018
  • Between You & Me: Ana Teresa Fernández & Julio César Morales, in parternship with SFAI and with funding through Rainin Foundation, Osher Hall, San Francisco Arts Institute, September 2018
  • Emory Douglas, in conversation with CCA’s Student of Color Coalition, hosted by Sita Bhaumik, April 2018
  • Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, organized by Nina Vukic with FOR-SITE's Sanctuary exhibition, Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco, March 2018
  • Process Practice Progress, live podcast taping event series funded by California Arts Council grant, February—March 2018. Each event strives for generative dialogue based in actionable solutions and sustainable practices. How do we make diversity and inclusion efforts in the arts comprehensive and truly equitable?
    • Decolonial Strategies: Anuradha Vikram, Michelle Dizon and Việt Lê in conversation, Other Books, Los Angeles, February 2018
      Strategies of decolonization that artists, writers, curators, and cultural workers can take to both reveal and dismantle the imperialist structures of art institutions and the world at large.
    • Black Prominence: The Vision & Re-vision of Art and Leadership, with Maria Jenson (Director of SOMArts Cultural Center), Linda Harrison (Director of Museum of African Diaspora), Jamillah James (Curator at ICA LA), and hosted by Essence Harden, CCA San Francisco, March 2018
      A panel discussion with some of California’s leading Black voices in arts leadership for a panel discussion on how they influence and challenge the pre-existing structures within art institutions.
    • Keeping Our Space: Organizing Cultural Districts in the Bay Area, with Erick Arguello (Calle24 Latino Cultural District), Rachel Lastimosa (SOMA Pilipinas), and Tommy Wong (Oakland Chinatown), organized and moderated by Weston Teruya, Bayanihan Community Center, San Francisco, March 2018
      This panel gathers district organizers to publicly discuss collective tactics, their own neighborhood contexts, and building a thriving community through collective self-determination.
  • Anuradha Vikram, in conversation with Vivian Sming, Decolonizing Culture Book Launch, CCA San Francisco, October 2017
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, in collaboration with SOMArts Cultural Center’s exhibition The Black Woman is God, San Francisco, July 2017
  • Publishing Against the Grain, Independent Curators International exhibition Reading Room, 2017
  • Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon, in collaboration with the Lab, San Francisco, March 2017
  • Bloom Projects Exchange Series: Bean Gilsdorf, Soft Actor, in collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, February 2017
  • Protest Sign Making and March for Women’s March, in collaboration with Black and White Projects, San Francisco, January 2017
  • Shop Talk, a monthly gathering comprised of topical outings, constructive conversations, and skill-sharing workshops.
  • Jerome Reyes Lecture, co-hosted with CCA VCS and YBCA, CCA San Francisco, December 2016
  • Election Viewing Party with CTRL+SHFT Collective, Oakland, October 2016
  • The Artist as Citizen, featuring Art Practical contributors Dorothy R. Santos, Genevieve Quick, and Christian L. Frock, along with Engaged Practice Award Recipient Vernon Keeve III, co-hosted with the Center for Public Life, CCA Oakland, October 2016
  • Art Writing Workshop, with Bean Gilsdorf, The Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland, December 2016
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