The Creative Use of Difference Discussion Series (part 1) - The Art of Politics

PlySpace, an immersive Artist-in-Residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is hosting four community panel discussion webinars as part of the series: The Creative Use of Difference. Each panel will feature artists, both local and national, who are using their respected art forms to creatively bring awareness to societal issues such as racial injustices, sexism, and more. These hour-long discussions will be in collaboration with Atlanta-based artist Indya Childs as she develops a new work, entitled "Peace, Love, Dance" with Ball State University Department of Theatre and Dance students. The semester-long project will culminate in a dance film, choreographed by Indya and the students in response to the Creative Use of Difference series. The film will be completed and will premiere later this spring, details forthcoming. All discussions in the Creative Use of Difference series will be held online, are free, and open to the public. Registration is required to access each discussion webinar. Learn more about the panelists and project at

The Art of Politics
February 11th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
Featuring panelists Ted Williams III and Shantanu Suman
The Art of Politics is a discussion with artists on how they are using their artistic voices to bring awareness to politics, social change, and more. 

The Black Woman Creating
February 18th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
Featuring guest panelists Charmaine Minniefield and Dee Dee Batteast
The Black Woman Creating is a discussion with Black female-identifying artists whose work is influenced by Black feminism, social justice, and more. 

Women Shifting the Space
February 25th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
Featuring guest panelists Ana de Brea and Lauren Pacheco
Women Shifting the Space is a discussion with female-identifying artists on how they are shifting the space of patriarchy and creating a space for female visibility and leadership. 

The “New” Policies of Dance
March 4th, 2021 from 6-7 PM (online)
Featuring guest panelists Felecia Thomas and Beverly Bautista
The “New” Policies of Dance is a discussion with dance educators that will highlight the new policies of inclusion, diversity, and equality in the dance world adopted by dance schools, institutions, etc in the wake of 2020. 

Registration is required for each event. Please see the website for details.