“THIS IS YATES” Online Premiere

We could not be more pleased to share that our frequent collaborator / previous filmmaker in residence Josh Yates has released his award-winning experimental doc, THIS IS YATES, online. Screened at festivals all over the country, now you can check out the Indie Grits 2015 winner of best experimental film on Kiddiepunk or on Vimeo above.

Congrats to IG Alum, Kelly Creedon, on her Vimeo Staff Pick and Reel South feature!

Kelly Creedon’s short doc, featuring the unforgettable Courvosier Cox, has launched on Vimeo today, already wrangling a Vimeo Staff Pick and feature on Reel South! With an Indie Grits 2016 premiere, Creedon’s inquisitive eye and keenly-structured storytelling makes for a short full of heart and inspiration. Check it out, along with the rest of her Vimeo channel, above! Also, go here to see this and other selections from PBS’s Reel South series.

Indie Grits Program Coordinator, Pedro LDV, Returns from San Juan Residency!

Hey all! Pedro LopezDeVictoria here, program coordinator and educator with Indie Grits Labs. For the months of June and July of this year, I was a resident artist at Diagonal, an art gallery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Post-Visiones, I experienced a feeling of sehnsuct — the pull of the motherland — that led me to this opportunity thanks to AS220 Artistic Director Shey Rivera, whom I met at Indie Grits this year as her part of the Weekly Revue. Culminating in a performance and short film screening at the gallery, the residency was an incredible opportunity to witness the work of other arts organizations across cultures. I wrote a post for the AS220 blog, which you can check out here.

Soon enough, I’ll be coming out with some work from the residency. Stay tuned!

-Pedro LopezDeVictoria


Recap of NALAC’s 31st Regional Arts Training Workshop


Visiones artist Irving Juarez recaps the National Association for Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) 31st Regional Arts Training Workshop, which took place this year June 2-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte Regional: Latinx in the New South was a key opportunity for artists, cultural organizers, educators, activists, and allies from across the country to network, learn, and build together:

I was invited to be a presenter at NALAC’s Charlotte Regional on Friday, June 2. The regional offers communities, non-profits, and artists a place where they can come and be a part of progressive conversations, workshops, keynotes, and much more. I was invited to speak on Friday about my NO.TICIAS newspaper I created for Indie Grits this year– I was one of eight speakers at the Nuestras Historias presentation, which dealt with breadth of work happening across generations, cultures, and creative disciplines in the southeast.

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