Periodically, we pose questions about issues artists face in their work and lives. In this time when supporting one another is even more important, we were interested in the generosity and community we see among artists. We asked: Why is it important to you to support other artists, alongside your own creative practice? Emma Leavitt, visual artist at Solei Arts, Gallery … [Read more...]
Highlighting the work and voices of individual artists.
Anna VQ Ross (Poetry Fellow '18) writes poems that confront our current climate of apprehension and disconnection in an effort "to pierce it and understand it." In this audio clip, Ross reads her poem Almost a Mothering. She also discusses the poem's origin as well as the questions that drive her work. (Though Mass Cultural Council interviewed her long before the COVID-19 … [Read more...]
Join HowlRound plus a group of artists, arts administrators, and others from around the US on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8;00 pm EST to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting freelance artists (those who identify as independent contractors) from all disciplines and where artists can look for support in this complicated moment. The conversation will focus on shared resources (legal, … [Read more...]
Wen Yu is a multimedia artist who utilizes research to create projects integrating art, technology, story-telling, and tangible materials. She is currently Artist in Residence at Cambridge Community Television (CCTV), where she is working with immersive media technology to explore the migration of people, culture, and ideas. Here, she discusses her latest project and the way … [Read more...]
In a recent feature on WBUR's Radio Boston, P. Carl (Fiction/Creative Nonfiction Fellow '18) discussed why he wrote his new memoir, Becoming a Man: The Story of a Transition. In part, it was because he didn't see trans stories like his being told, and "any time you're adding to the stories that are missing in our culture, that might be helpful somewhere down the line." It … [Read more...]