Emmett Phillips is a hip-hop artist, actor, poet, and teaching artist based in Des Moines, Iowa. In this podcast, Emmett shares his journey from his early days in hip-hop through his time in the military to becoming a teaching artist who empowers youth through the arts, specifically hip-hop. Emmett discusses hip-hop as a cultural movement that uplifts people, amplifies the … [Read more...] about Meet poet, hip-hop artist, actor and teaching artist Emmett Phillips
Chair Maria Rosario Jackson looks back at her first year leading the Arts Endowment and shares her ideas, plans, and initiatives for the year ahead. She discusses the philosophy that guides her vision for the NEA: "artful lives" and "arts In all" and reflects upon her travel throughout the country meeting with artists and arts administrators as well as local and civic … [Read more...] about Maria Rosario Jackson Discusses Her First Year as Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts
Founder and Artistic Director of Forklift Danceworks Allison Orr talks about the community-based dance company and its many collaborations. Forklift creates community-based dance performances with workers that show their skilled movements and tell the often unheard stories of the people whose jobs sustain our daily lives. The workers collaborate with the artistic … [Read more...] about Art at the Intersection: Work as Dance!
A discussion with performance poet, performer, and playwright Amalia Ortiz who directs the theater arts program at SAY Sí. SAY Sí is a year-round, long-term, tuition-free multidisciplinary arts program in San Antonio serving middle and high school students primarily at or below the poverty line. In this podcast, Ortiz talks about the work of SAY Sí in general and the theater … [Read more...] about Meet Amalia Ortiz: Performance Poet and Theater Arts Director at SAY Sí