Ford Foundation Tabs David Henry Hwang as an Initial Fellow for Art of Change

Ford Foundation Art of ChangeThe Ford Foundation today announced a new effort centered on the roles art and culture play in illuminating and addressing urgent issues of equity, opportunity, and justice in the U.S. and around the globe. The yearlong exploration, The Art of Change, which builds on the foundation’s decades-long commitment to advancing freedom of expression, reaffirms the central importance of creativity and cultural expression to healthy societies at a time when they are increasingly under threat….

  • Robert Battle, artistic director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York, NY
  • Amitav Ghosh, author, Brooklyn, NY
  • Thelma Golden, director and chief curator, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • David Henry Hwang, dramatist, Brooklyn, NY
  • Deeyah Khan music producer and filmmaker, London, U.K.
  • Arnold Lehman, director, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • Joy Mboya, executive director, GoDown Arts Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Laura Poitras, filmmaker, New York, NY
  • Bill Rauch, artistic director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR
  • Toshi Reagon, singer, composer, musician, and producer, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pedro Reyes, visual artist, Coyoacán, Mexico
  • Albie Sachs, activist, jurist and author, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Carrie Mae Weems, visual artist, Syracuse, NY


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