Please read AVC Shannon Jackson’s Statement on the

Proposed Federal Budget Cuts here.


Upcoming Event: Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMFPA

Monday, March 20 at 6:30pm
Designing Spatiality for New Media Art with Andrew & Deborah Rappaport
BAMPFA Theatre, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley

Art, Activism, and Freedom in the American Carceral State is sponsored by Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series, The Black Room, the English Department, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities, along with the Arts + Design Initiative, and the Arts Research Center.

To learn more, please see here.


Upcoming Event: Thinking Through the Arts and Design at Berkeley: California Countercultures

Wednesday, March 22 at 12pm
Ana Mendieta:  Decolonialized Feminist and Artist with Laura Pérez
BAMPFA Theatre, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley

Join us on Wednesdays throughout the spring semester, from 12pm to 1:30pm, in BAMPFA’s Theatre, as local and national activists and artists help us seek out new ideas and new art forms while struggling to create a new world within the shell of the old.

To learn more, please see here.


Now Online: In Terms of Performance, a keywords anthology for contemporary cultural practice


In Terms of Performance is a keywords anthology designed to provoke discovery and generate shared literacies across disciplines. It features essays and interviews from more than 50 prominent artists, curators, presenters, and scholars who reflect on common yet contested terms in contemporary cultural practice. The publication is produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia and the Arts Research Center and is co-edited by Shannon Jackson, director of the Arts Research Center, and Paula Marincola, executive director of the Pew Center. To read the free publication online, please see here.