The time has come around again and we’re gearing up for the Arts in the One World convergence:


 Our dates this year are March 1-3; we dovetail with the Rhythm of Change Festival sponsored by the Dance Department:


 I’m writing in particular to invite you to the AOW opening dinner, Thursday Mar 1, 6pm, at the John Nicholas Brown House. We’ll open the evening with introductions and a framing question: How does one center one’s life on artistic practice, in a culture that seems to require a scattered practice? Then we eat in small groups, chat, and close with some collective reflections.

 Other themes across the whole of this year’s AOW:

One’s art as a life in civics (looking at art-in-the-prisons for best practices)

 living a long time – how to build systems, open theaters, create network.


Will you be able to join us?

As always, there’s no charge for the conference, but we’re also regrettably unable to offer housing or transportation subsidies. The meal will be great and free!

 Seating is limited for this particular meal – we only have room for 30. Let me know if you have any questions! If you can’t make it, have a look at the schedule and let us know if you’d like to attend another event…

 RSVP to our ace coordinator, Ria –

 Hope to see you soon!

A Life's Work

March 1-3, 2012

"It's always free, there's always food, and conversation is at the heart of it." Professor Erik Ehn

Planning is underway for our seventh annual Arts in the One World Conference. This year's events coincide with the Rhythm of Change Festival hosted by the Mande Dance Class.

Our theme this year is A Life’s Work: art making as the center of one’s life; one’s art as a life in civics. We are looking at art-in-the-prisons for best practices); living a long time – how 2 build a system, open theaters, create network.

 AOW is an annual gathering; this is our seventh convening. We draw together students, faculty, practitioners and activists across disciplines, from immediate and international communities, framing presentations and conversations open to the school and the general public. We explore various ways artistic, political, and historical purposes intersect (through reconciliation, the recovery of historical memory, and advocacy for justice).

 Event schedule:

Events take place on campus in Lyman Hall, Ashamu Studio and the Granoff Center

For more event details and directions


Thursday, March 1


A Life's Work, Dinner

ohn Nicholas Brown House, by invitation only


Friday, March 2


Prison Arts Workshop with Rhodessa Jones

Granoff Creative Arts Center, Studio 1

open to the public



Providence As Artistic Home

Lunch at AS220 115 Empire Street, open to the public



To See the Stars by Ron Jenkins

Ashamu Studio, Lyman Hall, open to the public



Art in Prisons Dinner and film screening

Granoff, Studio 1, by invitation only


Saturday, March 3


Living a Long Time: sustaining practice, sustaining dialogue

Lunch, Matthewson St. Church 134 Matthewson St., open to the public



"Cultural Preservation as Activisim" a lecture by Thomas Riccio

Ashamu Dance Studio, open to the public


All participants are invited to continue the conversation on Arts and Social Change at the Rhythm of Change Festival.