Artist Development Initiative

651 ARTS creates a “safe haven” in which artists can take artistic risks and connect with their community.  Through 651 ARTS’ Artist Development Initiative, artists are provided with a range of support to assist them in developing new works.  This support, tailored to match the needs of the specific project, might include the provision of rehearsal space; conducting community roundtables around specific subject matter related to the work; hosting open rehearsals; assisting in the development of humanities activities; and/or matching an artist with a specific community to inform the development of the work.  651 ARTS has supported the development of work by numerous artists including: poet Sekou Sundiata, choreographers Dean Moss and Marlies Yearby, theater artists Rha Goddess and Okwui Okpokwasili, and theater artist/writer Carl Hancock Rux.

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Putting Us Back Together Again: Home & Reparations

DeeArah Wright, Co-Director of JACK and Home in the Time of Brooklyn artist, writes a guest blog about reparations—defining creative, accountable, and healing homes for our full selves while reflecting on what we cling to, what we let go, and how we move forward.

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