Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Renews Interchange Artist Grant

 Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to announce the renewal ofInterchange, a program created to strengthen communities and individual artists within the M-AAA region by supporting artist-led projects focused on social impact. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation granted $500,000 to M-AAA to fund this second iteration of Interchange, after an initial twenty-four month pilot launched...
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Reclaimed Histories and Cosmic Time

Interchange Artist Fellows Christina Patiño Sukhgian Houle/Las Imaginistas (Brownsville, TX), Dave Loewenstein & Pauline Sharp (Lawrence, KS), Simone Cottrell (Fayetteville, AR), and Jonathan Wei (Austin, TX) discuss monuments, reclaimed histories, community-based storytelling, cosmic time, and more. Facilitated by Sean Starowitz (Bloomington, IN), moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on October 3, 2020.
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Unexpected Interventions

Interchange Artist Fellows Israel Alejandro Garcia Garcia (Kansas City, MO), Kendell Harbin (Kansas City, MO), and Erika Nelson (Lucas, KS) discuss art & place, unexpected interventions, and more. Facilitated by Armando Minjarez (Wichita, KS), moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on September 20, 2020.
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Amplifying Narratives

Interchange Artist Fellows Crystal Z Campbell, Mark Menjivar, and Xochitl Rodriquez discuss social practice in times of crisis, amplifying narratives, silenced histories, and more within the context of this current zeitgeist. Facilitated by Chloe Bass, moderated by Puce Felling and recorded on September 12, 2020.
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Adam McKinney Unfolds History

Portrait of the artist dressed as Fred Rouse, 2019, tintype photograph, Courtesy of the artist; Adam W. McKinney McKinney created Unfolding History (August 2020), a nine-minute film using dance footage in the traumatic sites associated with the racial lynching of Fred Rouse to tell Rouse’s story. The video also includes archival footage from the late nineteenth century, 1920s...
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reflect / project Artists Announced

reflect / project is an exhibition series featuring socially engaged video work by a selection of artists who identify as Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and persons of color. The series provides a digital outlet for projects and initiatives that have been affected by the distancing restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. reflect / project is pleased to announce...
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