In Latvia, the black carnation is much more than a flower. Kārlis Vērdiņš traces the symbol from private gay gatherings to tabloid scandals to contemporary pride.
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ArtsEverywhere is a platform for artistic experimentation and exploration of the fault lines of modern society.
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).
Four33 is hosted and produced by Carey West and Stephen Donnelly in partnership with the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI).
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.
In the redwood forests outside Santa Cruz, author Sidd Joag’s childhood curiosities are awakened when he meets cryptozoological archivist and founder of the Bigfoot Discovery Museum, Michael Rugg, who life’s work leaves him questioning the relevance of Bigfoot’s existence versus the value of celebrating intellectual curiosity.
During the early years of the U.S. Secret War in Laos, hundreds of villagers hid from the cluster bombs in a deep cave, where they carved out a community over four years until they were detected by a passing U.S. reconnaissance aircraft one afternoon in November 1968.
Working with indirect and non-human languages, telepathy, noise, spectrums of light, and material residues of vibrant matter that keep occult memories from others’ point of view, Rubiane creates visibility for the lines of forces and (almost) invisible energies acting in the gaps.
New legislation in Canada is making it easier than ever to receive medical assistance in dying, but disability activists are sounding the alarm.
Brazilian Indigenous peoples’ lives are on the line to defend our chance to have a future. They need our help now; we need to wake up. It is time to take a last stand for Indigenous rights, for the Amazon, for the climate, and for the planet.
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.