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Mondo Bizarro

About This Group: Mondo Bizarro is New Orleans-based ensemble that creates, presents and produces a wide array of imaginative projects aimed at utilizing art as a tool for understanding what makes us commonly human and individually unique. We are place-based

Melloweb MultiMedia

About the Artist: Rodrigo Dorfman is an award winning multimedia producer and educator known for his documentary collaborations with the North Carolina Latino community. He has worked with POV, HBO, Salma Hayek’s Ventanazul and the BBC among others. His films have

Jeff Mather

About the Artist: Jeff Mather is a community-based public artist; an environmental sculptor & site artist & teaching artist based in Decatur, GA. Jeff has worked extensively in the Atlanta metro area and throughout the southeast as an independent artist

Gesel Mason Performance Projects

About the Artist: Gesel Mason Performance Projects uses art as a vehicle to encourage compassion and inquiry. Artistic Director Gesel Mason’s distinctive blend of dance, theater, storytelling and humor brings visibility to voices unheard, situations neglected or perspectives considered taboo.

Looking for Lilith Theater Co.

About the Group: Looking for Lilith is a Kentucky-based ensemble theatre company founded in 2001. They dedicate themselves to re-examining history through women’s perspectives and creating original plays based on their research, in order to reveal and celebrate women’s contributions

Sheila Kerrigan

About the Artist: Kerrigan’s residencies create a safe space to open up our senses so we can attend to each other and bridge artificial gaps we call difference–race, class, sex, culture, etc.–and connect on a simple, deep level. She teaches

Jump-Start Performance Co.

About the Group: Jump-Start Performance Co. is a collective of performing artists dedicated to the discovery and support of new ideas in the arts and arts education and is committed to the creation of art that is a lasting voice


About the Artists: Gwylene Gallimard & Jean-Marie Mauclet have worked for thirty years independently and collaboratively in the field of visual arts in France and the States, receiving support from the SC Arts Commission, Alternate Visions, Spoleto Festival, the Humanities

Gateway Performance Productions

About the Group: Gateway Performance Productions offers performances, classes and workshops that provide opportunities for meaningful community engagement. The company is known for its original stage productions for all ages that celebrate the human spirit with drama, dance, mime, masks,

Phyllis Free

About the artist: Phyllis Free is a master drummer (drumset & djembe), poet, and choreographic, theatrical, & visual artist.  She is also a master teaching artist, and professional development trainer & workshop facilitator.  Phyllis says the following about her work:

Door Knob Films

About the Artist: Maurice Martinez’s work as a filmmaker is focused upon social justice and the documentation of African American History. In particular, he documents the experiences and stories of Black people and persons of color that have been either

Dance to a Different Drum

About the Artist: Nana Agyeiwaah Anan is founder/director of Dance To A Different Drum, Inc., a cultural arts and education organization dedicated to building communities and celebrating African and American art.  A performing, literary, recording, design, and teaching artist, she

Dance Box Theater

About the Group: Co-Artistic Directors Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp began working together in 2004 and since then have created six full-evening performance works. They have received choreographic commissions from the Creative Communities Fund of the Community Foundation for the

CORE Performance Co.

About the Group: Founded by Sue Schroeder, CORE Performance Company creates and performs innovative contemporary dance.  Delving deeply into the arts and the many cultures of the world, CORE unearths and offers unique and compelling dance experiences. Guided by a

Skipp Coon

About the Artist: His words embody those of one that is definitely a by-product of his environment.  His lines are witty & dark, sincere yet powerful and his message is thought-provoking and socially conscious, all of which complement his political,

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in communities of place, tradition or spirit. We are a group of artists and cultural organizers based in the South creating a better world together. As Alternate ROOTS, we call for social and economic justice and are working to dismantle all forms of oppression—everywhere.