Jul 27 2022
Quiet in The Midst of Collapse: A Conversation with Ron Ragin
Ron Ragin is a researcher, strategist, organizer, coach, and interdisciplinary artist. He sustains a vibrant performance and creative writing practice, rooted in music of the African Diaspora, improvisation, and cultivation of spiritual technologies. He is ever-curious about the role of sound, and the unamplified human voice in particular, in transforming our environment, our selves, and each other.Alongside his creative work, Ron partners with artists, organizations, and grantmaking institutions to help them move in deeper alignment with their values, goals, and principles. For nearly a decade, he worked in the field of arts and cultural philanthropy, with program officer posts at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He currently serves as the director of MAP Fund’s SPA Program which offers coaching and gathering opportunities to artists. Ron makes a mean red velvet cake, can throw down on some biscuits, and makes home in New Orleans. It was so great to talk with him!!!