Lincoln Center Activate

Activate is designed to convene and support communities of educators, artists, teaching artists, and arts leaders in New York and beyond by offering a focused space for collaboration and innovation. We are committed to the growth and sustainability of the arts and arts learning.  

We're delighted to welcome our Activate community back to Lincoln Center Activate this fall. In July, we launched a year-long investigation into Radical Welcoming—the intentional and extraordinary effort to make people feel welcome. Our explorations continue throughout the rest of 2021 with conversations with artists and art makers, video releases, and a challenge to you, our audiences. 

The most important member of our conversation this fall is YOU.  Share what you've explored and learned about Radical Welcoming in your own work. Have you incorporated it into recent artistic projects or classroom experiences? Send a write-up, a sketch, some photos taken along the way; record the story of the lightbulb moment or send us a proposal about what you plan to do. Please send your story to [email protected] 

Together, we're exploring: 
• What does Radical Welcoming look like and feel like in performance spaces, studios, classrooms and Zoom rooms?  
• How can art and Radical Welcoming help us rebuild and connect with ourselves and with each other?
• How can we be welcoming and hospitable in an often unhospitable world?  

CART (real-time closed captioning) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for all Activate events. If you have any additional accommodation requests or questions, please email [email protected] or call the access line at (212) 875-5375.

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Programming for Lincoln Center Education is made possible by Sherman Fairchild Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Constans Culver Foundation, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., Theodore H. Barth Foundation, The Giants Foundation, Lincoln Center's Education Committee, and Lincoln Center's generous donors and supporters. 

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