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Supporters

The programs of the Arts Research Center would not be possible without the support of these individuals and organizations: Ann Marie Beaver Mr. and Mrs. W. Bliss Carnochan Carrie and Mark Casey Walter & Elise Haas Fund Ann and Shawn Hecht Edith Hillinger Jackie Jackson Shannon Jackson and Michael Korcuska Thomas Lacqueur Peter Montgomery/Roger Montgomery […]


Charrettes & Salons

In addition to public conferences and symposia, the Arts Research Center organizes other, small-scale gatherings meant to advance and celebrate faculty research in the arts: Charrettes ARC Charrettes allow ARC-affiliated faculty to share their work-in-progress with other ARC Affiliates and invited guests. ARC charrettes provide facultyartists and scholars with an intimate, supportive, and challenging environment […]


Undergraduate Internships

The Arts Research Center has administered a number of student internship programs. Listed below are details on each of our current and past internships for undergraduate students. CURRENT: Berkeley Arts Connect: Berkeley Arts Connect (formerly the Berkeley Community Arts Administration Program) places Cal students in nine month fund development, communications, and marketing internships with one […]


2013 Visiting Artist Stan Lai

Re-cap: Stan Lai Residency

The Arts Research Center saw a whirlwind of activity in recent weeks, when Taiwanese playwright/director extraordinaire (and UC Berkeley alum) Stan Lai came to campus as an ARC artist-in-residence and Avenali Resident Fellow January 28 through February 8, 2013. A photo album capturing some of his activities can now be viewed on the ARC Facebook page.

Lai’s residency kicked off with a public conversation at the Institute of East Asian Studies titled Theatrical Engagement. An online video of Lai’s exchange with the distinguished historian Wen-Hsin Yeh, Director of IEAS, is now available.

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ARC: Launching the 2011/2012 Academic Year!

Hello Friends,
While campus was calmer during the summer months, we have been hard at work planning a number of research projects, retreats, and public symposia for the upcoming academic year. Check out a preview of Fall events in the works so far.
September has already started off with a bang, and so much more is on the horizon. We welcomed our first group of ARC Allied Research Interns, including eleven undergrads who are working in our research groups on Art + Neighborhood, Art + Time, Art + STEM, and Art + University. Look for a list of names in the next issue of ARC News.

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ARC EVENTS: Conjoined Histories

Yesterday, we were privileged to host an extraordinary group of scholars and artists at a symposium that responded to the themes and histories addressed in Philip Kan Gotanda’s new play, I Dream of Chang and Eng. This play received its nonprofessional premiere here at UC-Berkeley, a story that is itself a tale about the role that a university as a laboratory for new artistic work, as well as the role that the arts can play in disseminating the intellectual life of the campus to a wider public.

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ARTS ELSEWHERE and in BAY AREA: STAN LAI

As noted in another post, in September, I finally had the chance to meet Stan Lai—the great Taiwanese playwright, theatre director and Berkeley grad— as part of a Berkeley-Taipei celebration.
How terrific then to be able see him and his work back in the Bay Area when his new work, THE VILLAGE, made its Bay Area premiere at the Flint Center in Cupertino. The show completely sold out the thousand plus auditorium, and I felt quite privileged to be in the midst of the exhilarated crowd. While I had read in advance as much as I could in English, I was still astounded by the poignance, humor, and scale of The Village.

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BAY AREA ARTS: PAI and Pocha Nostra

Last week offered the chance to experience two important time-based art initiatives in one evening. The Performance Art Institute, initially conceived with Marina Abramovic and now led entirely by her co-founder Stephen Tourrell, has an absolutely incredible space (I should say spaces) on Sutter Street.
As a partner in the already successful Toomey Tourrell gallery, Stephen has turned his attention to performance and has secured a multi-storied space for rehearsal, performance, and display. It also has rooms to house visiting groups and a variety of sequestered convivial spaces throughout. How did he do it?

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