Our programming is centered around our community, the black arts and culture diaspora, education, and an extensive cast of brilliant artists. Our offerings will range from performances, to audio production workshops, to discussions exploring black genius, to classes on visual arts and more. We seek to present accessible events for both our local community and global audiences (through livestreams), and to provide artists a fair wage and opportunities to explore new ideas.
In Listening Sessions, renowned and influential musicians will come together to dive into and discuss historical archival recordings as well as newer projects. These exclusive events, some private and some public, will be hosted by ShapeShifter Plus in collaboration with Jack and Lydia DeJohnette and moderated by Matthew Garrison and a carefully selected arts and culture critic.
We will work with an artist who will curate a month of workshops, performances, and interviews. We expect that each one of these events will procure a living wage and a creative outlet to all involved. Each event will be broadcast to the world, thus propagating our artistic message. Archived footage and audio can be re-presented to the public in various interesting formats online in either a live or archived format. Works will also be presented in a new format via TuneBend app which leads us to further explore digital technologies through our coding knowledge.
In our community programs, we will curate events designed to engage with our local community and provide expertise on a variety of topics. These programs will feature local and international artists, and will strive to create accessible arts content for our area. Workshop topics will range from visual arts to audio engineering.