Uniting art and community to transform conflicts through original theatrical works, collective creativity, and leadership development for underserved populations.
Intersection’s Arts and Humanities program employs a unique approach to social justice initiatives. Using a combination of education and artistic expression to frame social issues and establish common ground, we engage and empower those whom we are honored and committed to serve, helping people discover their personal role in creating justice in the world.
We are redefining the role of the arts in manifesting change through three groundbreaking initiatives:
Our Community Outreach Initiative (COI) unleashes potential for success in underserved communities in the NYC-metro area through direct engagement in the visual and performing arts. From preschoolers to teens to senior citizens, COI participants are empowered to carve out their own vision and goals through music, dance, storytelling and the visual arts--in the midst of challenging realities. We have served nearly 5,000 individuals and partnered with over 20 schools and community organizations since we launched COI in 2010. Learn more.
The Dance Collective uses movement as a powerful form of storytelling, drawing on universal human emotions and experiences to create common understanding. The goal is to use dance to create a deeper awareness of ourselves that leads to action on behalf of all people. The Dance Collective works in concert with the COI and the Collegiate Church ministries, providing interactive dance experiences for participants of all ages.
Studio 145 produces podcasts featuring interviews about current affairs through the artistic lens. Meant to start a deeper conversation, Studio 145 promotes creativity in how we think about some of the most pressing issues of our day, and how we might approach them differently and more effectively. Listen to the podcasts.