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Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines

In conversation with Susan Hill, artist
Monday, June 30, 2008
Episode Summary
A long-time community arts advocate recounts the efforts of artists world-wide (from Soweto to Belgrade to Watts) to resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and re-stitch the cultural fabric of their communities.

Participant(s) Bio
William Cleveland is the founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Art and Community. Mr. Cleveland's 25 year history, producing arts programs in cultural, educational and community also includes his leadership of the Walker ArtCenter's Education and Community Programs Department, California's Arts-In-Corrections Program and the California State Summer School for the Arts. His book Art in Other Places chronicles 22 model programs developed by artists and community development service providers in 17 American communities.