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Want to explore our archives? Here’s some examples of what you can find in our original online content:


Running continuously since our inception, this series offers creative practitioners from all disciplines an opportunity to take us behind the scenes. This can be approached in a vast variety of ways and in a multitude of forms: from the direct documentation of work, activity, production, place, conversation, etc., in text, photo, video, audio, etc. Previous entries have included composers, scientists, visual artists, choreographers, poets, journalists, and more.


As its name might suggest, this series seeks to create value in doing “recon” in conversation form around the production of otherwise ephemeral creative production. How can we, in our role as auto-archivist-ontologist-documentarians, leave a trail for ourselves and for others that exceeds and extends the value of a performance, exhibit, lecture, reading, or other event? This is a space for solo or collaborative interview, conversation, annotation, reflection, or other expository exploration of the research, development, production, (etc) aspects of the creative process.


 2016 will be the 5th year of our wildly popular poetry month series, an annual celebration which runs every day during April and hosts a poet talking about another poet’s influence on their life and work. We’ve had a handful of return contributors but each entry highlights a unique poet — we’ll have an archive of 150 essays on a wide variety of poets and their influence on others in the creative community by the end of the 2016 series!


One of our earliest efforts, this series seeks to shine light on innovators and creative forces — individual or collective — from across the disciplines and, importantly, across the globe, who are modeling behaviors from which we, as creative practitioners, can learn. These archives include interviews curators, theater artists, musicians, innovative educators, 100,000 Poets for Change organizers on every continent. and more.

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