Dance Exchange’s 2023 OAC Climate Institute 

Application deadline: May 10 

Apply to join us July 20-23 for an in-person, climate-focused version of our annual Organizing with Artists for Change Summer Institute. The Institute will gather artists and climate workers from across the country to explore, energize, and advance creative solutions on the frontlines of the climate crisis. 

The Institute is co-directed by Cassie Meador, Dance Exchange Executive Artistic Director, and Dr. Jamē McCray, Interdisciplinary Ecologist and Future Fields Co-Director, with additional support from Amanda Newman, Dance Exchange Associate Director of Programs. Additional guest artists and experts will be announced in the coming months. 

During the 2023 Dance Exchange OAC Climate Institute, you will…

  • Move together in movement classes designed for all ages and all abilities
  • Learn new creative tools and practices for socially-engaged artmaking and creative community engagement
  • Experience and contribute to Dance Exchange projects at the intersection of artmaking and climate
  • Meet other artists, thinkers, leaders, and community members invested in the power and potential of artmaking and creative engagement within the climate movement.

In an effort to gather a community of artists, climate workers, and community members diverse in lived experience, geographic location, expertise/discipline, and experience within the climate movement, we are requiring applications for this year’s Institute.