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The Projecting All Voices initiative aims to explore what equity means within a 21st-century design and arts school and at art institutions across the nations.
Projecting All Voices, an initiative of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts supported by ASU Gammage, aims to support equity and inclusion in design and the arts so that our nation’s cultural life honors and represents the full creative diversity of our country’s population. Faculty, students, fellows and guests of the Projecting All Voices initiative research, design, prototype, implement and disseminate ideas and mechanisms for confronting field-level issues of equity in arts and culture. The initiative also supports artists and designers from underrepresented groups through scholarships, fellowships, mentorship and visiting artist residencies.
Projecting All Voices provides opportunities for designers and artists to advance ideas and projects that investigate identity, cultural heritage, power, race, policy, ability and/or place and community. Projecting All Voices also focuses on curricular change in design and arts colleges as well as civic and social practices in design and arts that create equitable communities. Projecting All Voices seeks transformation in educational and cultural institutions to enable the full expression of all creative voices.
The Projecting All Voices post-graduate fellows are artists from diverse communities. Through the program, the fellows inform conversations about how educational and cultural institutions must change to prepare, support and advance the creative voices of a changing America through an equitable lens and framework of practice. They also work with communities underrepresented in the institutions, as that work relates to their own interests and creative work.
The application deadline for 2018-19 is Feb. 28, 2018; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.
Questions? Contact Erika Moore: Erika.R.Moore@asu.edu
Yvonne Montoya is an artist, mother, dancemaker, consultant and founding director of Safos Dance Theatre based in Tucson, Arizona. Montoya is a process-based dance maker who creates low tech site specific and site adaptive pieces for non-traditional dance spaces. Her work is grounded in and inspired by the landscape, languages, cultures and the aesthetics of the U.S. Southwest. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she studied modern and jazz dance at the University of Arizona, where she earned a B.A. in Spanish and a M.S. in Mexican American Studies. Before founding Safos in 2009, Montoya performed with Tucson-based modern dance companies Funhouse Movement Theater, NEW ARTiculations Dance Theatre and Zeffirelli 8. She also served as local teaching artist for Ballet Hispanico and interim dance director for Mountain View High School.
Montoya is a graduate of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Leadership Institute and Leadership Advocacy Institute and the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) Emerging Leaders of Color Leadership Program and is a two-time participant in WESTAF’s Advocacy and Leadership Seminar. She was a fellow of the EmcArts Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI) Cohort 1 in 2015-2016, a mentee of Dance/USA’s Institute for Leadership Training in 2016 and a fellow at the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Artist Institute (APAP) in 2017. Montoya served two-year terms as a grant panelist for ArtPlace, the WESTAF TourWest Grant Panel, Arizona Commission on the Arts Festivals Grant Panel and the Tucson Pima Council on the Arts/Arts Foundation of Tucson and Southern Arizona New Works Grant Panel. Additionally, she has served on the NALAC’s Diverse Arts Spaces (DAS) and National Fund for the Arts (NFA) grant panels.
Alejandro Tey is a Chicago-based actor, director, writer and teaching artist. His plays for young audiences (and performers) have been seen onstage at The Actor’s Gymnasium, Mudlark Theater and McAllen Parks and Rec. Tey is the founding artistic director of Thirteen O’Clock Theatre in South Texas, and has worked nationally as an artistic associate with Sojourn Theatre, most recently as a performer/facilitator in the professional premiere of “How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes” in collaboration with Portland Playhouse. He is also a proud touring ensemble member of Theater Unspeakable and a company member with Rabid Bat Theatricals. Chicago acting credits include “The Compass” (Steppenwolf for Young Adults), “Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of Portage Park” (Filament Theatre); and “Since I Suppose” (one step at a time like this/Chicago Shakespeare Theatre).