When the world is caught in collective pain, it is strange that we don’t know how to talk about it. In this creative and personal pain-scale, Nishant Shah names, heeds, and measures a shared language for holding pain.
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ArtsEverywhere is a platform for artistic experimentation and exploration of the fault lines of modern society.
This series holds a collection of articles by artists and writers who share the ways in which their practices, communities, and experiences engage with the complex and contradictory notion of care.
This series on queer language gathers personal stories, linguistic histories, creative writing, and cultural narratives that gesture toward the realization of an internationalist solidarity infused with the struggles, histories, desires, and exuberances of queer life and language everywhere.
ArtsEverywhere proudly presents "The Roads of Yemoja," a multidisciplinary project documenting the travels of a Yoruba deity from West Africa to Cuba during the Transatlantic slave trade for the Fay Chiang Fellowship in Artistic Journalism.
The pandemic becomes inspiration as Chinese artist Zhao Rongjie focuses her two-decade-long Breathing project on the natural world in a ground-breaking blend of documentary film, conceptual art, and field work in the mountains of southwest China.
An ArtsEverywhere-supported project that provides refugees living in Bidi Bidi settlement, West Nile, Uganda with equipment, expertise, and a platform to share their stories with the world.
A series by artists whose work travels between physical, social, and metabolic bodies, to create intimate art-life ritual responses to the text, Co-sensing with Radical Tenderness.
Long Hauling is a series of essays highlighting the stories of “long COVID” survivors and community efforts to use the lessons learned from other viruses to provide care for patients during the early months of the outbreak and into the uncertainties of late-pandemic years.
A series of educational workshops and creative gatherings in the urban gardens and squats of Borikén presented in collaboration with local artists, scientists, farmers, healers, and community activists.
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).
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.
Plants and resilient Indigenous people on the walls spoke to me. I listened to them. I still try to silence myself to learn more from them. This was my first primer on how to rise as an Indigenous person and ‘bleed the stone’, transforming bodies (human and non-human) towards life and liberation.
In May 2021, 100 Belarusian artists, activists, and intellectuals dedicated to grassroots, anti-totalitarian resistance joined together in Kyiv, Ukraine to exhibit works of tactical performance art, underground documentary films, and other evidence of popular struggle against President Lukashenko’s autocratic policies.
In part two, the purposes and ambitions of queer literature change in the ‘80s with the rise of AIDS and a punishing, homophobic backlash. These cultural conditions birthed a new political awareness—one that linked queer communities to other historically marginalized and oppressed people.
Audio archives have long been a source of cultural sustenance and resilience for Indigenous communities in Minnesota. Archivist Melissa Olson offers insight into how preserving the words of elders might help young activists make sense of all that comes next.
Moving back to Beirut after years abroad, Omar Mismar chats with a young barista to discover a new generation of local queer language.
In part one of this candid personal memoir, Michael Bronski recalls the birth, life, and future of a queer polity of literature, circa 1964 to 1980.
The “Make Love Not War” bumper sticker on Harry Gamboa Jr.’s VW in 1970s East L.A. stood out against the police brutality his Chicano community experienced. One incident in particular left him bloodied and disoriented. He recounts the events that gave him the critical focus for his photographic artistic practice.
Weaver, archivist, and textile artist Jagdeep Raina embroiders tapestries that depict the South Asian diaspora through his vivid interpretations of archival imagery.
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.