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Topic: BAI

Centered on Article 5 of the Student Bill of Rights — ‘students have the right to express their identity’ — one billboard can be seen along I-95, near Black Street.

Metro, News

BAI, Providence Student Union unveil youth-created billboard series highlighting Student Bill of Rights

July 21, 2021 1 comment

The Brown Arts Initiative, the Providence Student Union and a group of local artists unveiled a series of three billboards that highlight an ongoing campaign “to secure a safe, healthy and engaging school environment for all students” through a national Student Bill of Rights.

“Left and Right or Being who/where you are” brings political performance to virtual platform

Arts & Culture

“Left and Right or Being who/where you are” brings political performance to virtual platform

February 16, 2021 0 comments

“Left and Right, or Being who/where you are,” a performance presented by the Brown Arts Initiative, held five shows last week, all of which sold out. The series of virtual performances began Feb. 10 and concluded Feb. 14. 

The Brown Arts Initiative’s new David Dornstein ’85 Grant honors an alum who was one of 270 victims in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on Dec. 21, 1988.

Arts & Culture

Brown Arts Initiative debuts David Dornstein ’85 Grant

January 20, 2021 0 comments

The Brown Arts Initiative introduced the David Dornstein ’85 Artist Grant on Jan. 4. The new grant will award a total of $50,000 annually to at least one graduating senior and graduating graduate student, with each being eligible to receive up to $25,000.

The “State of Urgency” exhibition can be viewed through a west-facing glass window in the Cohen Gallery of the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

Arts & Culture

Brown Arts Initiative’s ‘Remaking the Real’ Festival reimagined in hybrid format

October 1, 2020 0 comments

The Brown Arts Initiative invited students to join in “Remaking the REAL,” this past week, engaging artists, media makers and art and media theorists in conversations related to images and narratives of reality. 

Sydney Skybetter, a contemporary dance choreographer, is teaching ARTS1000: “🎵 I’m So Alone 🎵: The Art of Surveilled Bodies Amidst a Global Epidemiological Cluster#@%$,” which covers the current realities of COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement and political unrest.

Arts & Culture

Fall 2020 ARTS1000 workshop facilitates discussions on artistic practice in a COVID-19 reality

September 30, 2020 0 comments

Students are exploring the current realities of COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement and political unrest in ARTS1000: “🎵 I’m So Alone 🎵: The Art of Surveilled Bodies Amidst a Global Epidemiological Cluster#@%$,” an interdisciplinary arts workshop offered by the Brown Arts Initiative this fall. 

The BAI’s new “Bring Art In” initiative will support student and faculty creators’ collaborative works through funding and partnership with the organization.

Arts & Culture

Brown Arts Initiative introduces creative, collaborative support opportunities

April 8, 2020 Comments are Disabled

On March 30, the Brown Arts Initiative announced the roll-out of a new “Bring Art In” initiative, which hopes to further the BAI’s mission of fostering creative expression and art across and between interdisciplinary faculty and students. 

Erin McKeown (left) joins Ali Momeni (right) as a Professor of the Practice this semester, as appointed by the Brown Arts Initiative. McKeown will be teaching a course on musical storytelling.

Arts & Culture

Professors of Practice cross disciplinary borders through BAI

February 20, 2020 Comments are Disabled

What is it like to be a working artist? What does it take? What is their creative process? These are some of the questions that the Brown Arts Initiative aims to answer for students through the professor of the practice program, an initiative that has brought professional artists to campus since 2016.

Literary Arts professor Thalia Field ’88 MFA ’95, director of BAI, hopes to promote interdisciplinary discourse through her new role.

Arts & Culture

BAI appoints Field ’88 MFA ’95 new faculty director

January 27, 2020 Comments are Disabled

Thalia Field ’88 MFA ’95, Adele Kellenberg Seaver professor of creative writing, was inaugurated as the new faculty director for the Brown Arts Initiative on Jan. 1, according to an announcement from Provost Richard Locke P’18.