Intervene worked with Long Winter to identify opportunities to support grassroots cultural production while building out sustainable sources of revenue and year-round activity. There has been an explosion in cultural production by youth due to digitization and the democratization of tools. Old business and organizing models are proving unsuitable and new models must be found. Opportunities to participate in cultural production echo privilege in the rest of society as free internships and volunteer positions become necessary entryways into the creative economy.
Cultural production also plays a critical role in community development, particularly as technology increasingly dislocates and disrupts social and community connections.
Long Winter is committed to serving as a hands-on opportunity for young creators traditionally under-represented in the sector to develop the skills, relationships, and community necessary to thrive in their creative careers.