Please read AVC Shannon Jackson’s Statement on the

Proposed Federal Budget Cuts here.


Upcoming Event: Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMFPA

Monday, April 24 at 6:30pm
Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism | John Horn, Glynn Washington, and Chloe Veltman
BAMPFA Theatre, 2155 Center Street, Berkeley

This event is part of The Future of Cultural Criticism, a series featuring some of the most innovative and incisive commentators on culture, with a focus on the expansion of cultural criticism into new media, genres, and approaches.

To learn more, please see here.


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

Wednesday, April 26 at 12pm
“Over the Top : when too much is never enough” with Mark Pauline of Survival Research Lab and Amy Critchett of Bay Lights in conversation with Natasha Boas
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.