March 15, 2016
The SPARK Project aims to facilitate and share creative communication between scientists and artists. DecadesOut will curate and support conversations between artists and scientists...
DecadesOut, a New York-based nonprofit arts organization dedicated to raising public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression, announced the launch of an exciting new program - the SPARK Project.
The SPARK Project curates creative communication between scientists and artists by selecting teams of artists and scientists and supporting theor relationship. The SPARK website (http://decadesout.org/index.php/projects-programs/spark-project) will share conversations between the teams pairs and follow tgheir dialogue as it develops. The culmination will be a debut presentation at a DecadesOut organized exhibition. Launched this year but with the intention to be ongoing, SPARK goes to the core of DecadesOut’s mission.
The project will be released in three phases, as follows: Artist & Scientist Profiles, The Dialogue, and lastly, Experimentation & Creation. The last phase focuses on collaboration inspired by the conversation.
How to get involved:
DecadesOut (www.decadesout.org), a nonprofit organization founded in 2009, takes its name from the inspiring words of President John F. Kennedy, who in 1961 said “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal before this decade is out of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” The organization creates and promotes works that raise public awareness of the impact and social relevancy that science has on the arts, culture and human expression. The group develops and produces works of fiction and nonfiction in film, theatre, visual arts and multimedia that look to transform the discourse between science and society through an artistic platform, and helps artists inspired by science to share their perceptions and explore socially relevant issues that speak to our existence.
The 2016 DecadesOut season also includes the Launch Pad Theatre Development Series and continued work on our documentary film projects.