Community Action at Gibney Dance
Week of July 10, 2020
Making space for

Community Action

During this time, Gibney is focused on sharing vital resources, supporting survivors and workers who are addressing gender-based violence, and using dance to create a dialogue with youth.

Gibney is also committed to taking care of our minds, our bodies, and our communities. Join us for movement and imagery exercises each week.

COVID-19 Resources

During this time, reports indicate that gender-based violence has increased globally and victims are currently at a higher risk. Gibney has compiled a list of resources that we hope can support those who are experiencing violence and organizations that work with survivors and young people.

Movement Workshops
Community Action
MOVE TO MOVE BEYOND BRINGS 365 free movement workshops annually to individuals and families who are on journeys to healthier futures.
Youth Programs
Hands are for holding Assembly

Hands are for Holding®

Hands are for Holding® is a school-based assembly program that uses dance to address bullying, equity, and choice in everyday interactions.

Community Action
show your support for Community Action.


The Moving Toward Justice Cohort, a new initiative, is designed to support high potential projects that use art as a tool for activism and social impact.


Institute for Community Action Training (ICAT) shares Gibney’s Community Action methodology to help participants mobilize the arts as a vehicle for social change.

Community Action Residencies

Gibney Company travels the world to bring its Community Action program model to local organizations, connecting with populations we would not typically reach and helping them create mechanisms for extending their impact in their own communities.

GDC Community Action Workshop

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October is an internationally recognized time to spread knowledge about the issue of domestic violence and support survivors on their journeys towards healthier futures.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Join Gibney each April for its observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, including participation in Denim Day, a public response to an Italian Supreme Court ruling, which overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing tight jeans.

Artist in Residence

The Community Action Residency is awarded annually to a mid-career artist who has done significant social action work. The Residency provides flexible support for the artist’s work over the course of a full year. The CA AIR receives ongoing support, access to program resources and staff, and opportunities to create and present socially-informed work in a variety of media.

Past CA AIRs: Maria Bauman (2017) Jill Sigman (2016).