This week’s guest, William (Bill) Cleveland is part artist, part activist, inspiring community development in the U.S and abroad through various art projects and mediums.
Founder of the Center for the Study of Art and Community, Bill materializes his mission to build a bridge between local artists and the needs of the broader community into this center that has operated for over an incredible thirty years helping heal communities, educate and inform, and mobilize people into action.
In his new podcast, Change the Story / Change the World Bill follows the stories of artistic community change agents such as musicians, poets and dancers, battling white supremacy, COVID-19, militias. Tune in to hear first from Bill how he’s created his organization and inspired communities across the globe.
Tune in live on Thursday, September 1 at noon CT!
More about Bill Cleveland
William (Bill) Cleveland is a writer musician & founder of the Center for the Study of Art & Community.
CSA&C builds new relationships between the arts and the broader community in the US and overseas. Prior to CSA&C, (1990) he directed, the Arts-in- Corrections Program (CA), CA Summer School for the Arts and Walker Art Center’s Ed. Department.
His Art in Other Places (UMASS) and Making Exact Change (API) are seminal works in the field of arts-based community development. His Art & Upheaval (2010) documents artists resolving conflict, promoting peace, and rebuilding civil society in communities in crisis around the world. His prose poem STORYstory, and film of the same name were released in 2020. In 2021 Bill launched the podcast Change the Story / Change the World.
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