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Arts

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Approach

The Arts Initiative convenes interdisciplinary workshops that inform new projects and programming for all ages. This method is grounded in the notion that artistic practice is a substantive context in which to aspire towards individual and societal transformation.

 

Practicing 

The Arts Initiative developed a process-focused approach called Practicing, a series of workshops, projects, and programs that applies rigorous thinking and making to questions framed by multiple perspectives. Practicing workshops inspire projects in various forms including dance, music, poetry, and installation. Our many audiences encounter the artistic process through showings, openings, exhibitions, lectures, publications, and range of programs for families.

Practicing initially examined four subjects: empathy, awe, silence, and joy.

Many partners have enriched Practicing, including:

Rena Butler
Garnette Cadogan
Cindertalk
Silas Farley
Ross Gay
Jake Goldbas
Bill T. Jones
Molly Joyce
Ilya Kaminsky
Pornchanok Kanchanabanca
Andrea Miller and GALLIM
Samora Pinderhughes
Nicole Sealey
Julianne Swartz
Christian Wiman
Yale Institute of Sacred Music
The Arvo Pärt Project
Copper Beech Institute

 

Read “Dancing with Architecture,” an article by Paul Clemence in Metropolis.

 


Arts Initiative Programming Gallery

 

 

Arts Initiative Timeline

2020

Developed Moments & Fieldnotes, a digital programming series inspired by the Arts Initiative archive. The inaugural issue "Practicing Joy Amid Compounding Struggles for Life and Liberation" is a curatorial response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

2019

Supported influential artist Carrie Mae Weems and her ongoing investigation of family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Programming featured a presentation of the performance-based work, Past Tense.

2018

Supported distinguished artist Meredith Monk and her interdisciplinary practice that discovers and weaves together new modes of perception. Programming featured the development of Cellular Songs and a work-in-progress showing of the critically-acclaimed work.

2017

Introduced a suite of high-standard artist and educator-led family programs—including facilitated activities, discovery guides, play spaces, and library resources—that serve as portals into the Foundation’s work for children and caregivers to enjoy together.

2016

Developed a process-focused approach called Practicing, a series of workshops, projects, and programs led by Arts Initiative Creative Director Kenyon Victor Adams that applies rigorous thinking and making to questions framed by multiple perspectives.

2015

Activated Grace Farms with inaugural programming featuring the work of SANAA, Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, Beatriz Milhazes, Susan Philipsz, Aloe Blacc, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, Matthew Rushing, and New Chamber Ballet.

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