The Kennedy Center in Washington DC has announced it is launching ongoing and long-term Social Impact initiatives that will will expand its educational and artistic programs.
Marc Bamuthi Joseph, vice president and artistic director of Social Impact, will lead the charge as the center takes on eight areas of programs that will support anti-racism. Those initiatives will include the Kennedy Center Culture Caucus, school partnerships, health programs, a curatorial music program, #BlackCultureMatters panel discussions, and more.
Kennedy Center president Deborah Rutter said,
Social Impact is fundamentally about who we are as the nation’s cultural center and the change maker the arts can be in the world. While our plans to introduce future phases of our Social Impact initiatives have been in the works for over a year, current events have refocused and redoubled our efforts. I applaud the incredible vision of Marc Bamuthi Joseph as both an artist and leader, and the way his team has synthesized new and continuing initiatives in every division of the Kennedy Center.
For the full list of new initiatives, click here.
Source: American Theatre