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The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is the programmatic home for the Arts in a Changing America project. As an internationally recognized school for the performing and visual arts–film, theater, art, dance, music and writing – the CalArts artistic philosophy places an emphasis on an exploration of new paths beyond conventional boundaries.

The creative community at CalArts comprises artists from a variety of backgrounds who are educated in a fast-paced, forward-looking environment and guided by a faculty of professionals who are at the leading edge of their respective fields. The Institute nurtures artists whose work informs the state of culture today, and develops emerging artists who have the skills and drive to launch creative careers that will help shape our local, national and global communities in the future.

CalArts today is making one of the most thoroughgoing attempts of any arts college to place the education of artists in a mutually strengthening ecology that links campus, community and the broader world. It is striving toward a new synthesis of student and professional, learning and creating, local and global, as its graduates continue to make and remake the very future of the arts.

ARTS IN A CHANGING AMERICA CORE PARTNERS

Maribel Alvarez
Maribel AlvarezExecutive Director
Southwest Folklore Alliance
The University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ
Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Marc Bamuthi JosephDirector of Performing Arts
P. Carl
P. CarlDirector, HowlRound; Creative Director of ArtsEmerson at Emerson College
HowlRound
Boston, MA
Jeff Chang
Jeff Chang Executive Director
Institute for Diversity and the Arts
Stanford University, CA
Teddy Cruz
Teddy CruzProfessor of Visual Art and Urbanism
Director of The Center for Urban Ecologies
University of California at San Diego
Vicky Holt Takamine
Vicky Holt TakamineKumu Hula and Executive Director
PA’I Foundation
Honolulu, HI
James Kass
James KassExecutive Director
Youth Speaks
San Francisco, CA
Brave New Voices
Robert van Leer
Robert van LeerSenior Vice President of Artistic Planning
Wendy Levy
Wendy LevyExecutive Director
Maria Lopez de Leon
Maria Lopez de LeonExecutive Director
Anne Pasternak
Anne PasternakDirector
Lori Pourier
Lori Pourier(Oglala/Mnicoujou Lakota) President
First Peoples’ Fund
Rapid City, SD
Favianna Rodriguez
Favianna RodriguezExecutive Director
CultureStr/ke
Oakland, CA
Diana Taylor
Diana TaylorDirector
Professor of Performance Studies and Spanish
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
New York University, NY
Carlton Turner
Carlton TurnerExecutive Director
Alternate Roots
Atlanta, GA
Clyde Valentin
Clyde ValentinDirector
Ignite/ArtsDallas
A Center for People, Purpose + Place,
SMU Meadows School of the Arts
Dallas, TX
Jose Antonio Vargas
Jose Antonio VargasFounder
Define American / Emerging US
Define American
Los Angeles, CA
Detroit, MI Consortium
Detroit, MI Consortium
Calarts
NEO Philanthropy

ARTS IN A CHANGING AMERICA FUNDERS