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?
Everybodys is a database and a library, a toolbox and a game creator, a publication house, a score container, a site for distribution and for long term investigatory discussions. it is a platform for the development of tools and content, for research and performance, for exchange and desire. Everybodys is a collective effort to develop the discourses that exist within the performing arts and to create a platform where this information can be accessed by a wider audience than the practitioners it involves.
Culture Push is an art organization that works with hand-on learning, group problem solving, serious play, and creating connections; aiming to create a lively exchange of ideas between many different communities. The current focus of Culture Push is the Fellowship for Utopian practice, aimed at artists and other professionals seeking to test new ideas through civic engagement.
Sarma is an artistic and discursive laboratory for criticism, dramaturgy, research, and creation in the field of dance and beyond. Sarma is a breeding ground for artists and theoreticians where they can collaborate on shared problems and premises.
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