The Magdalena Project

remember to tell the earth to embrace me
the wind to guide me
the water to move me
the sky to dream me

forget not of the homeless
the hungry
the lonely
the deceased
the ones in grief

take the risk to sing
take the risk to dance
take pride in being queer
every now and then

be grateful
that I can still breathe

invite people over to my home
take a peek inside their own
perhaps, remember I am not

share the screen
share the scream
share the dreams

remember to double check the time
to pee before block 9
to laugh on every break
to cry

fill up with admiration
and gratitude
until next time

Janaina Matter
(pictured above with Clotilde Matter, a regular audience member at the festival)

The International Theatermakers Award recognizes the critical contribution of theatermakers from around the world to the American theater in spite of the barriers they face to work in the United States, and seeks to expand the participation of international theatermakers who are underrepresented in the American theater industry.
Applications for the second round of the award are due by 11:59PM EST on Sunday, August 15, 2021.
The International Theatermakers Award is a partnership between The Playwrights Realm and law firm Dyer Harris LLP that seeks expand the plurality of voices in American theater by offering free of charge, legal assistance to up to five international theatermakers applying for an O-1B artist visa (including related filing charges). Applications are due on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Apply and find more information here: If you have any questions, please contact


Ucross is accepting applications for our general studio residencies and Fellowships for Native American Visual Artists and Writers in Spring 2022. Artists selected will enjoy uninterrupted time and space to focus on their creative process — individual work space, living accommodations, meals prepared by a professional chef, and more — on Ucross’s 20,000-acre ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains.
Applications are due by September 1, 2021. Explore the different opportunities below, or click here to get started.

Connect and expand your network with the ArtsLink Index
CEC ArtsLink launches a new resource for the transnational arts community, the ArtsLink Index, developed as a searchable directory to support artists, curators, arts leaders, and arts organizations in our transnational network and to facilitate research, new connections and collaborations between colleagues and communities around the world.

Works on Water
is pleased to invite you to the
Works on Water
Triennial Exhibition
July 31, 12 – 9 pm
Governors Island
The July 31 program highlights works that call attention to marginalized ecological community members, scales of time, and measures and methods of care compelled by the waters of our city.

KO Festival 

A devised theatre production by
written by Eric Henry Sanders

Fri. & Sat. July 30 – Aug. 1 at 8pm EST and Sun. at 4pm. EST.

What a week! We just finished a glorious, sold-out live run of this new devised, multi-media, physical theatre piece centering on climate change, the global water crisis and our human relationship to water.

A professional video crew made high-quality capture of this event that we’re preparing for you to see on the web!
Live, web-based post-show forums, with audience questions for the artistic team and climate artists & activists, will be hosted by Trenda Loftin following each web performance.

Written by Eric Henry Sanders, directed by Sheryl Stoodley, composed by Jonny Rodgers, designed by Robin Doty and Sabrina Hamilton, Dramaturgy/Visual Artist Rosalyn Driscoll, and featuring performers Kermit Dunkelberg, Ximena Salmerón, and Will Swyers.

Restorative Retreat for Theatre Artists
October 28-31, 2021
Join fellow artists for a weekend in a beautiful environment with transformative group sessions facilitated by David J Diamond and Alisa Matlovsky, plus physical practices such as Forest Bathing led by Joan Kane, community art-building, sharing artistic practices and enjoying meals together. We will meet in the bucolic setting of Good Commons Retreat Center, Plymouth, Vermont. GOOD COMMONS is dedicated to providing an essential resource: a space to create, to empower the body and soul, to heal and be fed.

Registration Form, Questions and More Information:

David J Diamond –  Alisa Matlovsky –

Open Call Mentorship Awards with Goethe-Institut – Prince Claus Fund
How to apply? 
Applications can be completed via the Prince Claus Awards Platform. Please consult the Guidelines & Eligibility before applying & check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Timeline: The deadline for the submission of project applications is  26 August 2021 23:00 CEST.  Only complete submissions received in the platform before the deadline can be considered.

register to attend res artis digital conference
Peacebuilding and the Arts Now