Featuring new performing, visual, and media arts to
spark dialogue and inspire social change
The Catalyst Series sparks lasting dialogue in provocative and visionary ways through showcasing work by artists whose voices are in motion. Join us for the fall 2015 series of six performances and exhibitions:
“These incredible artists, with the support of Catalyst Series guest curator Shá Cage, will open dialogue about some of the most pressing issues in our community today,” said Julie Bates MacGillis, Intermedia Arts’ Acting Executive/Artistic Director. “We’ll explore issues in the transgender community, intercultural relationships, anti-Islamic scare tactics, colonization, and more through partnerships with cutting-edge artists, curators and groups including the Tretter Collection, Lazy Hmong Woman Productions, Exposed Brick Theater, Ce Tempoxcalli, and Electric Machete Studios.”
About the Catalyst Series
As a platform for transformative, socially engaged new work, the Catalyst Series sparks lasting dialogue in provocative and visionary ways through showcasing work by artists whose voices are in motion. The series offers a pathway for traditionally underrepresented artists, emerging local changemakers, and projects that ignite innovation. Since its inception, the Catalyst Series has grown into one of Intermedia Arts’ most popular programs, with sold out audiences in the last year.
Intermedia Arts welcomes Shá Cage as the new guest curator of the Catalyst Series. With the organization, she has been a performer, visual arts curator, presenting partner and producer, commissioned artist, facilitator, and member of artistic and community advisory teams. “Shá’s work embodies the Catalyst Series’ mission to spark dialogue and social change with new performing and visual arts,” said Bates MacGillis. “We are thrilled to have her on board in this capacity.”
As Minnesota’s premier multidisciplinary, multicultural arts organization, Intermedia Arts builds understanding among people by catalyzing and inspiring artists to make changes in their lives and communities. We provide creative people of all ages with the opportunities, tools, and support to come together across disciplines, sectors, and boundaries to connect, create, share, collaborate, innovate, think big, and act as catalysts for positive community-driven and community-defined change. We are a nationally recognized leader in empowering artists and community leaders to used arts-based approaches to solve community issues. By stimulating deeper community engagement and providing a platform for the stories and experiences of underrepresented communities locally, nationally, and internationally, we contribute to a stronger, healthier society.
These presentations are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.