Boston Cultural Council Grant Program
Call to Artists: Copley Square Park in Boston
Artworks will include poetry, light projections, ground plane interventions, and a small sculpture series that honor community solidarity, empathy, and acknowledgment of loss. This Call is related to the City of Boston’s One Boston Resilience Project, a public engagement project born in response to the Boston Marathon bombings and committed to supporting our families, friends, and neighbors who have been impacted by violence of all forms. There will be virtual Q&A sessions on July 14, 2022, at noon and 6 p.m. ET.
Deadline: AUGUST 5, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET.
Research Associate in India
Enhancing Reading and Learning Outcomes in Indian Schools
Apply to become our Research Associate in India –
The Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute, Harvard University, in partnership with the Centre for Knowledge Alternatives, FLAME University in India, aims to roll out a pedagogical intervention in school education in India. The project starts with a pilot in Pune. We are looking for a Research Associate based in Pune, for implementing Pre-Texts pedagogical tool in the pilot school, conducting research on its impact by undertaking surveys as well as evaluating the impact. Apply here!
Pre-Texts Internship begins May 31st
Pre-Texts Internship begins May 31st at Harvard University
SUMMER PRE-TEXTS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Revolutionize Education Through Paid Pre-Texts Summer Program!
DEADLINE EXTENDED //Apply by Feb 15th 2022 ~ 45 host organizations
Pre-Texts is an educational, train-the-trainers program that is run out of Cultural Agents, an NGO founded in 2015 by Professors Doris Sommer (Harvard University) and Jose Falconi (Brandeis University) with the mission to develop recognition of the arts as resources for positive change and apply them in society.
Inspired by a range of popular Latin American creative practices, from reading in tobacco factories and performing stories, to hanging poetry on a clothesline and improvising poetic duels, the Pre-Texts pedagogical protocol treats texts as raw material for creating art. Its prompt, “make art from this text and reflect on the process,” works like acupuncture by touching creative and intellectual nerves to stimulate cognitive and emotional growth.
Proven to enhance work in education, literacy, public health, violence prevention, and more, Pre-Texts has become a platform for international ministries of culture and education, musicians, schools, and indigenous historic preservation offices to revive a long humanistic tradition that combines arts and research in the service of civic development. See here for a glimpse of the reach and impact of Pre-Texts.
Apply to be a Pre-Texts Summer Program Intern! Interns will be matched with a host organization to develop and facilitate Pre-Texts workshops within the communities that the organization serves.
This paid remote internship will span 8 weeks from May 31 to July 29 and will represent up to 40 hours a week.
Explore over 45 potential international host organizations here. You are also welcome to propose hosts with whom you would like to work with.
If you are interested in becoming a host, please fill out this interest form.
Hear from and connect with last summer’s Pre-Texts interns here!
International Pre-Texts Workshop
Pre-Texts is a pedagogical protocol that treats texts as raw material for creating art. This stimulates both cognitive and emotional growth. If you want to become a facilitator, come and enjoy this workshop.
The workshop is free, offers certification, and will have a total of 25 spots.
To proceed to Certification, no absences will be allowed during the sessions.
The sessions are hosted on Saturdays, September 11, 18, 25, and October 02, 09, 16 from 9am to 11am EST time.
The workshop will be facilitated by Doris Sommer and Rebeca Brito.
Global Political Thought – Deadline January 21st, 2022
The Association for Global Political Thought is an international, interdisciplinary, and intercollegiate project founded in 2021, supported by humanists and social scientists from global institutions. We are excited to announce that our inaugural conference will take place in person, at Harvard University on Friday–Saturday, April 8–9, 2022.
The keynote address is to be delivered by Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University), a founding advisor of the Association for Global Political Thought.
We welcome submissions that seek to enrich the study of political, social, and international thought; expand the scopes of political traditions and their languages; interrogate the discipline’s constitutive exclusions and limits of existing methods of inquiry; or address the theoretical and historical foundations of contemporary global political predicaments.
More information about the Association, including examples of work that has been presented in our seminar series, may be found on our website.
Submissions are due by Friday January 21st, 2022, at midnight EST and should be sent to email@example.com. Applicants will receive a response in February 2022.
PRE-TEXTS INTERNATIONAL WEAVERS’ SUMMIT – OCTOBER 2021
On Saturday, October 30, we will hold an International Weavers’ Summit to learn from master weavers of Pre-Texts around the world. We will feature trainers from Argentina, Colombia, China, Germany, Kenya, and Mexico.
During the following week, October 30 to November 7, each expert weaver will host a workshop for facilitators who register.
The Meetings will inspire the Pre-Texts community of facilitators to design new implementations, enhance existing ones, and generate links among facilitators for transnational and multidisciplinary projects.
Saturday, October 30th // 9 – 11 am ET – Time
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PKG Summer Fellows: Summer 2021
Pre-Texts Internship – Summer 2021
The interns and several other collaborators are participating in a virtual Pre-Texts workshop training. We will be launching new projects in Brazil, China, Kenya, Colombia, Mexico, Germany, Paraguay, and in the U.S.. The workshop started and ended strongly, with participants forming a good flow and strong understanding of the Pre-Texts methodology. It is inspiring to see the excitement among our collaborators, and we cannot wait to continue updating