With our 2014-2015 Artist-Investigator program, Cal Shakes paired four local artists with four community-based nonprofits to learn what can happen when the powerful skills of artists are deployed outside the rehearsal room.
We asked artists to lead our investigation into what the performances of the future might look like and what can happen when the arts are more deeply integrated into community life. The result: four projects engaging 75 clients/members in participatory art-making that furthered each nonprofit’s mission. Beyond the participants, these projects engaged 646 community members in 3 Bay Area cities. Continue reading