Hands are for Holding
Hands are for Holding is an interactive school-based program that uses dance as a tool for preventing violence and promoting healthy relationships.
MOVE(NYC) is a multi-pillared, tuition-free, arts organization whose primary focus is to cultivate greater diversity and equity within the dance world and beyond.
Gibney Dance 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.
Institute for Community Action Training (ICAT) shares Gibney’s Community Action methodology to help participants mobilize the arts as a vehicle for social change. Applications for the June 2018 ICAT are now open.
Consultations & Library
The Community Action Hub at 280 Broadway offers free consultations with Community Action staff members, including Clinical Advisor Beth Silverman-Yam, as well a resource library and directory of organizations working at the intersection of arts and social justice.
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. 2018 programming coming soon.
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.
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).