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Lukas Avendaño photographed by Mario Patiño, from the article “Butterfly with Broken Wings” in the Extractivismo: Oaxaca series.

Over the past decade, journalism and the arts experienced seismic shifts in their forms, economies, and vehicles for reaching their publics. That became the impetus for broad experimentation with a widening scope of subject matter, medium, and influence. ArtsEverywhere.ca was borne out of the need to shine a spotlight on this artistic experimentation and deep exploration of the fault lines of modernity.

Musagetes established ArtsEverywhere as a creative space unlike any other—to create a site that covers a breadth of artistic and creative practices as they relate to social justice and human rights. Our stories have a life, a reach, an impact beyond their immediate context.

We want our artistic journalism to yield deeper connections and long-term engagement—to combine artistic freedom and innovation with rigorous storytelling. At the same time, we feature artists exploring humanity in personal ways that resonate beyond the limits of journalism or academic analysis.

ArtsEverywhere’s main collections of work—what we call ‘Series’—are designed to cohere around a particular provocation, theme, or idea. With the launch of our newly-designed website, we are featuring six of the series, with new ones launching in the coming months.

Extractivismo: Oaxaca — Dispatches from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, documenting the social, political, and environmental impacts of Transistmico, a planned interoceanic railway corridor to rival the Panama Canal.

Polity of Literature — A collection of essays, poems, videos, and images that ask how writing and reading can become the site of politics, especially for those excluded from state politics (such as prisoners, refugees, or children).

Four33: An Improvisation Podcast — In the context of the global pandemic, shifting economies, and civil rights failures, improvisation in daily life has become a crucial survival skill for a global community in flux.

Quarantine — As Covid-19 travel restrictions brought ArtsEverywhere’s international projects to a halt, we commissioned artists, writers, and activists to explore parallels and intersectionality between the varied experiences of social distancing and quarantine.

Artistic Practice — A collection of works that show the broad range of contemporary artistic practices in the world today.

Curse of Geography — An ongoing series of investigative projects focused on the relationship of geographic proximity or isolation to social justice, human rights and public policy in under-reported locations.

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