The stories we hear shape our realities. The stories we tell shape us. Having the tools to narrate our story in this moment of unrest is both history-making and future-making. As we approach the new year, I’m CALLING IN your support for IN TANDEM ARTS and our intentions for new work in the new year.
ITA uses storytelling and the performing arts to develop critical thinking skills in critical times. We are a production company that produces participatory projects by working in tandem with schools, communities, and partnering organizations to co-create engaging, new narratives. What narrative do you imagine for yourself in 2021? With a hands-on, community-based approach, ITA applies storytelling and the performing arts to co-create with and within community. We do not create art that sets us apart ─ we do not create art where the most talented shine. We create art that galvanizes collective vision. Put simply … we make local pop culture!
Our programs are designed to serve intergenerational cohorts; our services are inclusive of learners from primary school to adult. Example? Did you catch our socially-distanced, outdoor production RETRO SPEC on Burlington’s Waterfront? If not, WATCH HERE on a chilly night and THINK. What if the themes we elucidated in Retro Spec — Applied Futures, Racial Justice, Climate Justice, and The Education of Imagination — are areas that we throw focus on in our education programs this year? You ready? Let’s do it!
In the wake of Covid-19, Senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign with a nod to Nelson Mandela, quoting, “It always seems impossible until it is done,” reminding that our greatest barrier to freedom is when oppressive forces, “… limit our vision as to what is possible and what we are entitled to as human beings.” In this new shared reality, where technology mediates our lives more than ever, physical shared spaces do not exist, and fear-inducing narratives proliferate, ITA will CREATE supported spaces for collective imagining.
These spaces will be in schools, parks, neighborhoods, and public institutions ─ shared spaces where our shared visions are optimized. With an emphasis on intergenerational projects, ITA will facilitate the creation of participatory projects in small batches. We will not gather in traditional performing arts models of crowds and spectacle. Therefore, our work will arrive as mobile workshops and “labs”. We are calling in your support to develop these upcoming labs and public programs!
LET’S RAISE $10,000 DOLLARS TO FLOAT THIS SPACESHIP. A PRIVATE DONOR HAS OFFERED ITA $5000 IN MATCHING FUNDS. FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU DONATE, THEY WILL DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!
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