FROM THE BLOG
An introduction to our new series from Artistic Director David Dower.
“Connection across difference.”
Anyone who has come into the ArtsEmerson community has run across this phrase living at the heart of our purpose and values. It’s our reason for being and it guides our whole strategy as an arts organization.
A defining feature of ArtsEmerson’s programming is the depth of the connections we foster between the artists on our stages and the many communities that comprise our audience. That’s the connection that will lead to the transformed city we seek. The artists are, as Executive Director David C. Howse likes to quote “the gatekeepers of the truth.” The audiences are the engine of the transformation itself. Communities connected — across differences of neighborhood, age, class, race, faith, and the political viewpoint— will power our progress toward a more just, equitable, resilient city.
ArtsEmerson is one conduit for that connection. We are the infrastructure. The platform. And we are here, online and on the case, with a new pathway to connection.