Autumn Programs & Events

 

TO Tree10/2: THEATER FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE

TUESDAYS | 10/2-11/27 | 6-8PM | 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B
Take a deep dive into creative tools for structural change in this 9 week Theatre of the Oppressed workshop series. Our collective devised work will be shared at a culminating community presentation on November 29. Applicable for individuals engaged with all types of institutions: schools, universities, businesses, organizations, families, communities, collectives…. no experience necessary, all are welcome! 
 
Tuition: $240 Sliding Scale, Scholarship, Work Exchange Options
 
The first workshop on October 2 will be donation based and open to the public, all are welcome!

Register today or get in touch to find out more! 


10/11: Restorative Practice Sessions

Thursday | October 11 | 6-8pm | 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B
Navigating conflict takes practice! These sessions are meant for us to come together in community and practice transforming conflict through restorative practices and circle facilitation. We also aim to build our collective capacity for community accountability. This work has roots in aboriginal and indigenous cultures around the world. It aims to transform relationships, increase safety, heal harm, and build capacity amongst communities. Communities practice in the ways that are specific to them, though the practices have common principles.

Open to the public, all are welcome!

Donation-based. No one will be turned away; any donations really make a difference in continuing restorative practice events and circles.  

10/25 & 11/29: Place Matters Community Cypher Fall Series

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These monthly sessions cultivate creative spaces for cultivating community across social divides. The intergenerational events incorporate a wide range of arts (music, spoken word, dance, healing arts, visual arts, etc.) with dialogue and action related to place, history, culture, and identity. The fall series will be co-facilitated by guest host: The Queenz of Hip Hop. Light refreshments are included. Sessions are donation based and open to all, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 
*Made possible in part with generous support from Moew Wolf Denver!
October 25: 6-8pm
November 29: 6-9pm
Light refreshments / Donation Based

11/1 Cervezas for Causes 

Thursday | 11/1  | 6-9pm
Cerveceria Colorado: 1635 Platte St. Denver, CO 80202
Cypher_CPR_2017Each week Cervecería Colorado partners with a non-profit to have a celebratory happy hour with proceeds benefiting that non-profit!

All funds raised from your drink purchases on 11/1 will directly support CSC’s innovative arts and social justice programs in Denver Public Schools. Your support contributes to equitable access to the arts for young people, and equitable pay for local artists!

11/19: Place Matters Performance Event

Blair Caldwell Library 6pm

This event will take place in coordination with the Undesign the Redline exhibit. The 2018 Social Imagination production Place Matters is place-based, happening in non-traditional venues and amplifying their relationship to the shifting landscape of community, culture, and access, both in Denver, and in a more universal sense. Place Matters is an interactive performance, locating the audience in the midst of the story, as an invitation to reckon with diverse perspectives and the roles we play. The cast will explore the complexity and nuance of redlining, gentrification, and displacement through one woman’s story of her family over 3 generations. 

Spring Cypher: Place Matters!

What is the significance of place? Why does it matter where we call home? How do we co-exist in a healthy way that cultivates community, harmony, and equity?

Join us on May 12th for our Spring Cypher: Place Matters– a community showcase featuring spoken word artist Jozer Guerrero, Queenz of Hip Hop dance troupe, local dancer Deanna Lowman, local youth performers, CSC’s Social Imagination crew, and more! CSC’s team will provide social and restorative justice frameworks to explore issues related to place, history and housing in Denver, and local artists will perform place-based art through hip-hop, spoken word, dance, visual arts and mixed media. Free and open to the public! Lunch provided!

Our Spring Cypher is the final event of our Spring Series, funded by a grant from Denver Arts and Venues, who we thank immensely! Our monthly interactive workshops cultivated community through dialogue, story-telling, and the arts as we explored what “place” means to us. Denver, like many cities around the country, is experiencing rapid gentrification and displacement.

We honor the land that we stand on and all those who have been here before us, as we talk about how it has changed, what those changes mean for different groups of people, and how we can move forward in responsible and equitable ways.

We would love for you to join us!

May 12th, 10:30-1:30. 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B. Denver. 80205

Contact tessa@creativestrategiesforchange for more info.

Seeking Experienced Program Administrator

Join the CSC Team, and grow with us as we approach our 5th anniversary. CSC is a Denver based nonprofit with a mission to mobilize arts and education for social justice. The Program Administrator will manage CSC’s three primary streams of programming: school based youth programs; community programs, including our bi-annual CSC 3 Facilitator Workshop; and our Professional Development and Consulting Programs.

Learn more and apply for the Program Administrator Position today!

First round interviews will begin the first week of October, 2017. 

CSC strongly encourages applications from diverse, creative, leaders of color for all listed positions. Creative Strategies for Change is committed to a policy of equitable representation across the organization and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ability status, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, socioeconomic status, or other social identities.

Creative Strategies For Change Fall Facilitator Workshop

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It is getting closer to our bi-annual Creative Strategies for Change facilitator workshop and would like to invite you to register for the event.

This workshop is an interactive introduction to the CSC 3 Facilitation Model, integrating social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. This model has relevant applications in any context where people live and work together.

If you are interested in working with CSC, or are considering if CSC’s programs and services might be right for your school or organization, this is a great opportunity to dig in and learn more.

Sliding scale, work exchange, scholarships, and group/organization discounts available.

Follow the links for registration and more details!

Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop Registration

Internship/ Scholarship/ Work Exchange Application

Below is the schedule for CSC’s 3 day event taking place from September 1st – 3rd, 2017 at RedLine Gallery. Food will be included!

Friday, September 1st: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, September 2nd 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, September 3rd 10:00am-5:00pm

 

 

Kokayi Danladi Tribute Show

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CSC is honored to have been so deeply impacted by Kokayi Danladi, who was a founding artist and involved in every aspect of the organization. His family is eternally grateful for the love and support of the community. Come together one more time to help celebrate their move back East at the Kokayi Danladi Tribute Show! We will honor the legacy of Kokayi Danladi at this fundraiser event with a Silent Auction – Live Music – Danladi Tribute Set . We are going to celebrate Kokayi right!!!#DanladiSpeaks

Can’t wait to see you there!

Buy Tickets Here!

Limited Edition Kokayi Danladi memorabilia available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Danladi Family.

Kokayi Danladi’s music lives on…check out his soundcloud and reverbnation platforms.