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Centers

Boston College centers who share common goals and have supported and collaborated with  the Arts and Social Responsibility.


Organizations

Boston College organizations with common interests.

  • Arts Council: The mission of the Boston College Arts Council is to make the experience of art available and meaningful to both the men and women of the Boston College student body and to the wider university community, and to share this with the greater Boston and international communities.
  • Arts Festival: Celebrating and promoting the arts for the benefit of Boston College and the community.
  • ASTEP: Artists Striving to End Poverty, student chapter. Email astepbc@listserv.bc.edu
  • Just Art: UNICEF’s Boston College chapter hosts a community art exhibit that brings critical attention to bear on issues of social justice.


Organizations and opportunities beyond our walls

  • Artists Striving To End Poverty: ASTEP uses the arts as a tool to empower young people with creativity, knowledge, and a strong sense of self-esteem, factors which help them advance their lives and communities. At ASTEP, we provide artists with opportunities to connect with global youths, allowing them to use their gifts to create meaningful and effective change for young people in need.
  • ArtCorps' mission is to advance social change initiatives by promoting arts and culture as powerful tools to generate cooperative and sustainable work between development organizations and the communities they serve. We send artists to Central America to work with environmental, health and human rights organizations. During one-year residencies, artists use every imaginable art form including theater, mime, puppetry, mural painting, sculpture and poetry to bring the organizations' environmental and social messages to life and engage the local community in their activities.
  • Trans Cultural Exchange: TransCultural Exchange is an award winning 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting international art and the understanding of world cultures, through high quality art exhibitions, cultural exchanges and educational programs at our home base in Boston and throughout the world. Incorporated in 2002, the organization has already received awards from such organizations as the International Art Critics Association and support from such respected world organizations as UNESCO, the State Department’s Art in Embassies Program, and the Asian Cultural Council, the Open Society Intitiative, Massachusetts Cultural Council and the LEF Foundation among others.
  • The International Theatre of the Oppressed Organisation will not be just one Center more, but an Organization dedicated to help all Centers to develop themselves, so that they can help other TO groups to grow and develop. Theatre of the Oppressed was born in 1971, in Brazil, under the very young form of Newspaper Theatre, with the specific goal of dealing with local problems – soon, it was used all over the country. Forum Theatre came into being in Peru, in 1973, as part of a Literacy Program; now it is practiced in more than 70 countries. Growing up, TO developed Invisible Theatre in Argentina, as political activity, and Image Theatre to establish dialogue among Indigenous Nations and Spanish descendants, in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico... Now these forms are being used in all kinds of dialogues. The Discipline of this Game is the belief that we that we must re-establish the right of everyone to exist in dignity.  Our Freedom is to invent ways to help to humanize Humanity, freely invading all fields of human activities: social, pedagogical, political, artistic... Theatre is a Language and so it can be used to speak about all human concerns, not to be limited to theatre itself.
  • UNESCO Artists for Peace are internationally-renowned personalities who use their influence, charisma and prestige to help promote UNESCO’s message and programmes. UNESCO works with these distinguished personalities in order to heighten public awareness regarding key development issues and to inform the public what our Organization's action is in these fields.


To make us aware of connections not listed here, please email the organization, website and descriptions to asrp@bc.edu