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Our Mission

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.

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What We Are Up To

Spoke at the Threshold

"Every SPOKE of the wheel is significant. If one spoke of the wheel is broken, the wheel is incomplete." – Michael Dowling

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SPOKE Events

Boston Artists, Activists to Lead Healing Walk to Mark Toll of Concurrent Pandemics: AIDS, Covid, Addiction, & Racism

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."

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Out of the Ashes 31st annual Day With(out) Art installation for World AIDS Day 2022

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 SOON

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Artist Retreat to TUSCANY

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 MORE

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Daniel Morrison Fellows Program

Help us match a $25,000 gift from Linda Zug

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I Am the Observer and Nature is My Teacher Panel Discussion

with: Artist Liliana Folta, Ranger Julia Mize and Curator Kathleen Bitetti , OCTOBER 19TH

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