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The Color Line Project (CLP) convened artists, educators and activists, and helped them strengthen their understanding of each other and their heritage and community through the established storytelling methodology called the story circle. In...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Edifice Complex and other urban plans is a seven-song collection of music that distills land-use concepts into human-size basics. Melanie Hammet’s experience with musical theatre is evident in the inventive approach to her subject. “CarTune,” for...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC) Judith Marcuse Projects (JMP) and Simon Fraser University have partnered to establish the International Centre of Art for Social Change (ICASC), the first of its kind in North America. ICASC...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Can't Stop Won't Stop is a site that features the work of Jeff Chang, a writer of politics, culture, and the hip-hop movement. One of Chang's works is The Creativity Stimulus, which highlights the impact of the arts or creativity in promoting social...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Funeral for a Home commemorates the slow decline and gradual rebirth of Philadelphia’s housing stock and the lives these homes contain. Arranged by Temple Contemporary at Temple University's Tyler School of Art, Funeral for a Home aims to bring the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
What objects serve as a town's "artifacts"—carrying the collective memories of citizens forward over time and telling their story? dog & pony dc's theatrical production—Beertown—places audience and performers on an even playing-field to actively...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Allen County Common Threads Theater Project addressed issues of race, leadership, and water resources that divided public officials and residents of Ohio’s Allen County. The goal was to engage a large cross-section of both city and county...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
both/and breaks the shackles of “either/or” in this semi-autobiographical short video play by Jamil Khoury. In both/and, the characters of Jamil, Arab Man, and Gay Man explore and explode the constructed borders between American and Arab, Arab...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Habeas Lounge is a space for civic dialogue where project staff, and volunteers work together to curate a series of public discussions and exchanges on critical civic and democracy-related topics. The Lounge uses the built environment to provide...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Mapping Baybrook is an interdisciplinary exploration of place that uses digital mapping to illustrate research on the culture of art and history in an industrial community in Baltimore, Maryland referred to as Baybrook—a merging of the names of two...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
In April 2002, Holler to the Hood began a collaboration among traditional Appalachian musicians and hip-hop musicians. The purpose is to bring two traditions together for a unique exchange and artistic exploration of two distinctly rooted traditions...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
"Life Sentence" is a collection of songs based on the wrongful conviction of Clarence Harrison. Written by Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst, this music is currently available as a performance by Melanie, Ben, and Clarence Harrison, en route to becoming...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Everyone has a story. Every city has a history. In the spirit of community building, the Herberger College of Fine Arts Community Partnerships Office will launch its Finding Phoenix project this summer. Community members are invited to come to the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
City Council Meeting is a four-city performance project in partnership with Mallory Catlett, Jim Findlay, and Aaron Landsman. Premiered in 2012 and now in San Francisco summer of 2014, City Council Meeting is described as “performed participatory...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Instruments of Change uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives. By expanding community access to cultural activities, we allow diverse populations the opportunity to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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