Driven by our goal to cultivate and nurture artistically motivated social engagement, we at STANCE are aware of the treasures often found in reaching outside ourselves. Artistry does not thrive in isolation, and neither does discussion. Our age of technology puts a wealth of perspectives at our literal fingertips, providing a multitude of sparks to prompt or continue discussions and engagement. Conversation, Information, and Inspiration are scattered across the web: here are a few spaces that the STANCE team found intriguing this week. What do these voices spark for you? What online gems have you been finding?
Counter Critic is an alternative resource for arts criticism and a forum for response to mainstream critics.
Culturebot is a website devoted to the art of performance in all its forms, across all disciplines; centered on the belief that criticism is a creative practice and critical discourse is essential for a vibrant and engaged cultural ecology.
Itch is an evolving art project qua artist forum cum journal/zine, publishing work by an elastic community of visual, performance, video, multi-and intermedia artists, dancers, choreographers, movers and the politically inclined.
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