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The MFA in Community Arts (MFACA) prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, or to teach at the post-secondary level. The curriculum provides students with a grounding in theory and practice, while...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
This year’s seventh graders – 12 and 13 years old – are the first Americans to grow up with no memory of time before the searing events of Sept. 11, 2001. As the country approaches the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks this fall, a class of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
dog & pony dc is an ensemble of artists who devise innovative performances that incorporate new ways for audiences to experience theater. We create productions that are visceral and unexpected with a lingering impact.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
An investigation into the advent of the U.S. crack epidemic, Agents & Assets was originally developed and performed in Los Angeles in 2001. In 2002, it was remounted in Detroit, recast for the audience with a combination of LAPD members and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Silk Road Rising (formerly known as Silk Road Theatre Project) creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Green Acres: Artists Farming Fields, Greenhouses, and Abandoned Lots explored artist’s creative use of farming practices to inspire self-reliance, improve food quality, demonstrate sustainable farming techniques, engender community actions, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Crossroads Charlotte project began in 2001 when the town of Charlotte, North Carolina participated in a national survey on social capital. The survey found that the community had high levels of faith-based involvement and philanthropy, but...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
HoopsHIGH is an after-school program in which students develop skills in sports broadcasting. Throughout the school year and summer, participants travel to a variety of high schools to produce full broadcast coverage of sporting events, including...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
“What I Want My Words To Do To You” offers an unprecedented look into the minds and hearts of the women inmates of New York's Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. The film goes inside a writing workshop led by playwright and activist Eve Ensler,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Using large sheets of paper, anyone of the 20,000 Race guests could draw their emotions about breast cancer, honor a survivor or remember someone who lost the fight. After all 10 sheets of paper were covered by our guests, I cut measured 1.5" lines...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Reel Actions serves to provide a platform for education, advocacy, discussion and social action through provocative story-telling by way of film screenings, art events and a variety of other artistic collaborations. Film, art and other forms of...
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
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

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