Arts-Based Community Development Convening
Transforming Post-Industrial Cities through Art and Innovation
April 12 through 14, 2012 - St. Louis

Dail Chambers

St. Louis, Missouri


Dail Chambers is a mother, artist and activist who exhibits and lectures nationally. She practices her studio art process in St. Louis Place, in north St. Louis. Her artwork is based in material meaning and women’s topics through an inquiry of self and family.

Dail founded the Yeyo Arts collective, a group of five artists who opened Gya, a non profit community arts space that creates arts and culture experiences within the St. Louis region. She has received numerous awards for her work, including a Resolution from the City of St. Louis. She is a 2010 CAT Institute graduate.


Creating with Nontraditional Artists

Day 2 / Apr, 13 @ 1:30 pm
Lower Level : Room C

When creating outside of academia and standard gallery settings, artists and their community partners are engaging in meaningful work. This workshop asks – How can we push ourselves to be as forward thinking in our process? Artists must relate to the participants of their process in a respectful and thoughtful way. What is an “inclusive setting?” What is the artist’s role? Participants will discuss these five points of inclusive work with non traditional artists: The community being served must be involved in the planning process; the art should be reflective of the culture of the participants; all work must be created from an anti-racist lens; participant’s authentic voice and vision must be honored; the outcomes must be resourceful and uplifting to the targeted community.