Initiatives

 

01.

Women Center Stage

Our mission is to celebrate the wonder and beauty of life regardless of race, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. We summon defenders and campaigners who fight for human rights, gender equality, freedom of artistic expression, peace, and justice. Participants are activists and artists who, through compassion and strength, speak about the needs and the reality of those who suffer from everyday oppression. Even with the risk to their lives and livelihoods, they give voice to the marginalized, the disregarded, and the silenced. By fostering public awareness and engagement, WCS aims to inspire collaboration, friendship, solidarity, and the free exchange of ideas. Through our collective experience come solutions and hope. Together, we will always be stronger. 

03.

Institute for Creative Social Change

In 2017, the Culture Project began development for this new institute to harness the power and leadership skills of artists and activists. Working in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Town Hall, and the United Nations, this new program will present expert speakers, workshops, and artistic presentations that will educate and empower a new generation of artistic activism. Potential topic areas include immigration, criminal justice reform, global politics, constitutional law, gender equality, economic justice, racial equality, environment, philanthropy and the arts.

 

02.

Blueprint for Accountability

Accountability is integral to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten the liberty of Americans and so many others around the world, only a groundswell of public engagement can restore fundamental morals and values in our society. In response, Culture Project presents Blueprint for Accountability, an ongoing series centered around one question: How can we empower ourselves to hold our leaders—in government, education, and corporate institutions—accountable for the events of the past and the conditions of the future?

This bold, new type of interdisciplinary, investigative theater brings together leading experts in politics and journalism with the most visionary artists of our time, creating an architectural plan for restoring accountability in our culture.