Moving Toward Justice Open Workshops
Gibney’s Moving Toward Justice (MTJ) programs cultivate spaces for ‘artist entrepreneurs’ to build skills and foster dialogue and exchange at the intersection of arts and social action.
Piloting fresh iterations this spring 2022, MTJ is now a multi-prong, process-based program braiding together Gibney Company, Center and Community Action philosophies and tools. In addition to ongoing MTJ Fellowship projects which our resident Gibney Company Artistic Associates engage with as part of their full-time positions, the MTJ name will also encompass trainings offered by Gibney Company as a portion of their touring activities, and a curriculum-based program piloted virtually this coming spring.
MTJ programs hold space for the exploration of ‘new choreographies’ at play in social and interpersonal justice, facilitate messy conversations across difference, and embrace the fractal nature of transformation – body, mind and spirit. While expanding the definition of ‘community’ to include those we engage with every day, we’ll crowdsource tools from many thought partners toward responding to our constantly shifting world in embodied ways both inside and outside the studio.
April 7 – May 26
Stewarded by Gibney’s new Director of Engagement Amy Miller, the spring 2022 pilot training offers seven sessions welcoming such social change catalysts as Nigel Campbell, Gina Gibney, Kevin Gotkin and Kayhan Irani to share their histories, expertise, questions and hopes for the present and the future.
Participants are required/encouraged to attend every session, online via Zoom.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 6:30-8:30pm
Amy Miller – Artists as Agents of Change
2 hour session facilitated by Gibney’s Director of Engagement Amy Miller – workshop model combined with somatic-based personal practices
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 6:30-8:30pm
Kayhan Irani – Building Relationships with Self and Others
2 hour session facilitated by writer and organizer Kayhan Irani
THURSDAY, APRIL 21 – NO SESSION
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Nigel Campbell – Navigating the Now: Co-Creating the Future
2 hour facilitated by Gibney Center Artistic Director Nigel Campbell
THURSDAY, May 5 + 12, 6:30-8:30pm
Gina Gibney – Business Practices and Entrepreneurship
Two 2 hour sessions facilitated by Gibney’s Founder, Artistic Director and CEO Gina Gibney
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 6:30-8:30pm
Kevin Gotkin – Cultivating Access Ecologies
2 hour session facilitated by artist, academic and activist Kevin Gotkin
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Amy Miller – To Be Continued….
2 hour session facilitated by Gibney’s Director of Engagement Amy Miller
Monday, March 28, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022
The application will stay open until capacity is reached OR until Monday, March 28 at 11:59pm EST.
If you have any questions about the application, please contact Director of Engagement, Amy Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees for Participants
Sliding scale: $60, $75 or $90 for all 7 sessions
Moving Toward Justice is generously supported by the Bay and Paul Foundations.
Drawings by S. Neuf