Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact


Sage Crump (she/her/hers) is an artist, culture strategist, and facilitator who expands and deepens the work of cultural workers/arts organizations in social justice organizing and supports social justice organizations in understanding the role art and culture can play in movement building. Based in New Orleans but working nationally, she believes in leveraging art, creative practice, and the cultural sector to transform systemic oppressions.  Sage wears many hats: She is a member of Complex Movements, a Detroit-based artist collective whose interdisciplinary work supports local and translocal visionary organizing. Sage is also principal and co-founder with artist muthi reed of The Kinfolk Effect (TKE), which is an incubation space for multimedia interdisciplinary artwork that examines the movement of Blackness through time and space. Moreover, Sage Crump is well-known within the arts and culture nonprofit sector in her role as the Program Specialist for Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE) at the National Performance Network. LANE is NPN's 10-year initiative to amplify the leadership of arts organizations of color and rural organizations and grow their ability to thrive in culturally authentic ways. Sage is also involved as Architect of Emergent Strategies Ideation Institute, a body that shapes the way movements think about and go about transforming the world we live in. She is a member of the Guild of Future Architects, board chair for Media Justice, and board member of Alternate ROOTS. Sage’s work incorporates complex sciences, emergent strategy, and creative practice to imagine the world we want to live in and build strategies and practices that will get us there.