MW Productions/SPOKE activates the transformative power of art to heal divisions, strengthen community, and drive social progress. We forge a common path of equity and civic engagement across Greater Boston through visual art, dance, poetry & spoken-word performance. Young people are essential contributors to all of our work. Creating together, we emerge with a deeper understanding of ourselves, each other, and the world we share.
Our vision is that one day, all individuals will feel included and engaged in strengthening their community. They will recognize that art is not just a commodity. Instead, they’ll recognize art as a guiding tool that frees them to express their voice and to participate in their community.Learn More About Us
We invite artist to relocate themselves, and whose work facilitates dialogue.
A series of virtual talks with artists working at the intersection of creative expression and social change.
Students will have the opportunity to work in an array of artistic disciplines that fall under digital storytelling...
National and International multidisciplinary artists residing in Massachusetts and abroad.
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Gather in front of Boston City Hall Wednesday November 30th at 10:45 pm. "In this 31st year Days Without Art takes on new resonance as we face multiple pandemics: Covid-19, opioid addiction, violence, and racism," says Michael Dowling, Founder & Artistic Director of SPOKE. "We invite the community to share this creative experience with us."CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & SCHEDULE >>
Thursday December 1 SPOKE presents Days Without Art, its 31st annual World AIDS Day installation and vigil at the Cyclorama. This year's program is entitled Out of the Ashes, We Remember Their Names, a multimedia series of cultural actions that illustrate the healing power of human contact. MORE TO COME SOONCLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & SCHEDULE >>
You are invited April 10–April 26, 2023, to step out of your day-to-day life and to be part of this artistic retreat. LEARN MORELEARN MORE
Help us match a $25,000 gift from Linda ZugCLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE
Check out all our upcoming SPOKE events.SEE OUR CALENDAR
with: Artist Liliana Folta, Ranger Julia Mize and Curator Kathleen Bitetti , OCTOBER 19TH
SPOKE cooperates with artists: · Who invite people to locate themselves anew · Whose work facilitates dialogue. · Who have expansive vision, are keen listeners, and approach art with compassion. · Who are capable of bearing witness to a broad range of human experience. · Whose work is a testimony to the conditions that cultivate, challenge, and transform communities. · Read the energy of a place, neighborhood, or community, and are creatively inspired by that energy. · Who believe in the mission of SPOKE to activate art to heal, transform communities, and build social cohesion.
The SPOKE Gallery is delighted to kick off 2022 with The Scene/Seen, an exhibition of recent quilt work by renowned Boston artist L’Merchie Frazier. Virtual Opening, February 9th, 2022 6:30 pm
SPOKE Gallery Opens New Year with Scene/Seen: New Work from Celebrated Boston Artists – L'Merchie Frazier – Virtual Opening: Wednesday, February 9, 6:30pm
National Black HIV Awareness Day – WeSPOKE Gallery talk on, Art, Equity and Health with panelists, Michael J. Bobbitt– Amanda Shea – Adrianna Boulin – Aaron Stone – Zola Powell – Charles Murrell III – and Letta Neely
“Arts and Cultural work can restore and nourish people’s capacities to listen, to empathize, to communicate, to receive, to hope, to imagine, to trust, and to act compassionately –the very capacities required for sustainable coexistence and reconciliation”
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