François Matarasso and Arlene Goldbard talk with Ralph Lister from Take Art, in rural Somerset, England.
Many people take democracy for granted, but what is it really: certainly more than majority rule and voting every once in a while?
Caron Atlas discusses her work with Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York (NOCD-NY) and Arts & Democracy, and much, much more.
Maribel Legarda & Beng Cabangon of the Philippines Educational Theater Association, founded in 1967, talk about PETA’s creative strategies.
François Matarasso and Arlene Goldbard talk about topics that are burning a hole in their brains: us vs. them; what cultural democracy means and why some people can’t get it; being a little braver…
Arlene Goldbard & François Mattarasso talk with TEAM about A Proper Ordinary Miracle, and other recent projects from National Theatre Wales.
Arlene Goldbard and François Mattarasso talk with Ben Fink and Kate Fowler about Art in A Democracy, from Roadside Theater in Appalachia.
Arlene Goldbard and François Mattarasso discuss what community-based art can do.
Arlene Goldbard and François Mattarasso talk with Beverly Naidus about her life and work.
François Matarasso & Arlene Goldbard talk to Jasmina Ibrahimovic about Rotterdams Wijktheater & the International Community Arts Festival.
François Matarasso & Arlene Goldbard discuss Arlene’s forthcoming book, In The Camp of Angels of Freedom: What Does It Mean to Be Educated?
François Matarasso & Arlene Goldbard talk to Carol Bebelle, cofounder of Ashé Cultural Arts Center in New Orleans.
Yuriy Vulkovsky talks about his decades of experience working with communities and institutions in Bulgaria and nearby states.
François Matarasso and Arlene Goldbard discuss power in the context of cultural institutions.
Joe Lambert talks with Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso about Storycenter.
Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso talk with David Ramy and Bruno Homem of SAMP in Portugal about co-creating original opera with incarcerated youth.
Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso ask what has gone wrong with “best practices?” What role does risk aversion play in funding? What about the underlying class biases that shape funding?
Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso talk with Dave Loewenstein about the strength of the US mural movement, the centrality of place, the challenge of supporting the work, and much more.
Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso talk with Lucy Wright, a visual artist, artistic researcher, writer, and contemporary folk artist.
Arlene Goldbard, Owen Kelly Francois Matarasso talk policy for cultural democracy, taking off from the Porto Santo Charter
David Slater and Alan Lyddiard talk with Arlene Goldbard & François Matarasso about Art With The Experience of Age.
Arlene Goldbard talks with California-based visual artist Cynthia Tom, creator of A Place of One’s Own.
Co-host François Matarasso returns to talk with Arlene Goldbard about the first year of A Culture of Possibility.
Jan Cohen-Cruz and Rad Pereira have curated stories from over 75 interviews and informal exchanges that offer insight into the field of Socially Engaged Performance in the United States over the past 55 years.
Arlene Goldbard talks with Gary Stewart, an artist and experimental sonic musician based in London.
Arlene Goldbard talks with Meena Natarajan, Artistic and Executive Director of Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Chrissie Orr, community artist and cofounder of Seed Broadcast in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso talk with Bermudian artist Bill Ming in his studio in Nottinghamshire, England. Bill’s work in sculpture, assemblage, painting, and collage draws on the whole of personal and collective history, from the racism he faced growing up in segregated schools to his reponse to the death of George Floyd, from childhood toys to the blues to the Middle Passage.
In the seventh episode of A Culture of Possibility, Arlene Goldbard and François Matarasso talk about the explosion of story-based work in community and participatory arts and what it all means.
In the sixth episode of A Culture of Possibility, Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso interview Jade Campbell and Erin Walcon of Doorstep Arts in Torbay, England.
In the fifth episode of A Culture of Possibility, Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso interview Denise Griffin Johnson, a cultural organizer in West Baltimore on the east coast of the U.S. She talks about racial justice, building on community strengths instead of deficits, the “highway to nowhere” and more.
In the fourth episode of A Culture of Possibility, Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso compare U.S. and European funding systems for community arts.
In the third episode of “A Culture of Possibility,” Francois Matarasso and Arlene Goldbard meet Clare Reynolds, one of the founders of Restoke, a group who make performances and events that tackle social issues affecting their communities.
In the second episode of “A Culture of Possibility,” Francois Matarasso and Arlene Goldbard talk with Amber Hansen and Reyna Hernandez, community muralists in South Dakota, USA.
Hosted by Arlene Goldbard and Francois Matarasso, this monthly podcast explores people, projects, and topics that expand possibility and choice through cultural work.