Enter the studio of cellist Jacob Cohen as he builds an electric cello from a horseshoe crab exoskeleton and brings it to life in a performance with drummer, kora player, and vocalist Ismaila Diarra.
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ArtsEverywhere is a platform for artistic experimentation and exploration of the fault lines of modern society.
A series of dispatches from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, documenting the social, political, and environmental impacts of Transistmico, a planned interoceanic railway corridor to rival the Panama Canal.
This series asks how writing and reading can become the site of politics, especially for those excluded from state politics (such as prisoners, refugees, or children).
Four33 is hosted and produced by Carey West and Stephen Donnelly in partnership with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI).
A collection of artistic works that show the broad range of contemporary practices in the world today.
Investigative reports on the relationship of geographic proximity/isolation to social justice, human rights, and public policy in under-reported locations around the world.
As COVID-19 travel restrictions in 2020 brought our international projects to a halt, ArtsEverywhere commissioned artists, writers, and activists to explore parallels and intersectionality between the varied experiences of social distancing and quarantine.
In early 2020, graphic journalist German Andino and filmmaker Ray Styles were preparing to launch the Bidi Bidi Media Lab in Uganda when Covid-related travel restrictions forced them to improvise and collaborate across thousands of miles to co-produce their first animated film together.
Africans sold into slavery were forced to disguise their deities as Catholic saints when they arrived in the New World. Laeïla Adjovi, ArtsEverywhere’s first recipient of the Fay Chiang Fellowship in Artistic Journalism, is retracing the journey of the African deity Yemoja across the Middle Passage to Cuba, where the old rituals still exist in syncretic form.
In his lifetime, writer and activist Charles Shively filled his Boston rowhouse with the printed residue of 20th-century queer liberation. His friend Michael Bronski recalls what he found when packing it up for the Beinecke Library archive—poetry at the heart of politics.
Our projects are community-led creative and social justice initiatives rooted in deep, personal connections and rigorous local storytelling. We publish work from the projects as part of their related Series.
In collaboration with Rise Up & Talk, a local community-based organization established by Ray, ArtsEverywhere developed the Bidi Bidi Media Lab to provide refugees living in Northern Uganda access to equipment and expertise in developing the skills to become visual storytellers.