As one of the world’s multicultural epicenters for arts, culture, design, and business, New York City provides Pratt Institute students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the Pratt campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
With a 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, a creative hub in the midst of a renaissance, and another in Manhattan, Pratt is a living lab of craft and culture. The Institute’s campus in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn is adjacent to the emerging Brooklyn Tech Triangle, a nexus for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Pratt’s programs are consistently ranked among the best in the country, and its faculty and alumni include the most renowned artists, designers, and scholars in their fields. Its interdisciplinary curriculum promotes collaborative and creative strategies for design thinking and provides students with unparalleled training facilities.
The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.
Women Writers of Color mission is to foster interests and understanding of the accomplishments of women writers of color. To bring together the Student body of Pratt to explore the literary contribution, showcase the artistic quality and celebrate the contributions of women writers of color.
The Dialogue Arts Project (DAP) partners with organizations to create energizing training experiences in order to help participants collaborate and communicate more effectively across lines of social identity. DAP’s leading-edge workshops use the arts as a shared entry point into critical discourses around identity to increase awareness of self and social diversity. By combining performance, participant art creation, and facilitated dialogue, DAP seeks to reinvent the current “diversity training” experience for a wide array of clients ranging from university faculty, teachers-in-training, student leadership groups, and employees of Fortune 500 companies and non-profit organizations.
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep and performance opportunities.
Split This Rock cultivates, teaches, and celebrates poetry that bears witness to injustice and provokes social change. It calls poets to a greater role in public life and fosters a national network of socially engaged poets. Building the audience for poetry of provocation and witness from our home in the nation’s capital, we celebrate poetic diversity and the transformative power of the imagination.
Split This Rock explores and celebrates the many ways that poetry can act as an agent for change: reaching across differences, considering personal and social responsibility, asserting the centrality of the right to free speech, bearing witness to the diversity and complexity of human experience through language, imagining a better world.
Split This Rock is dedicated to revitalizing poetry as a living, breathing art form with profound relevance in our daily lives and struggles. Our programs integrate poetry of provocation and witness into movements for social justice and support the poets of all ages who write and perform this vital work.
The name “Split This Rock” is pulled from a line in “Big Buddy,” a poem from Langston Hughes.
Don’t you hear this hammer ring?
I’m gonna split this rock
And split it wide!
When I split this rock,
Stand by my side.
The work of writing the poems that split open the injustices in society is in some ways a solitary act, but it is also an act that requires community.
Split This Rock calls all of us to split this rock, and to do it together.
Poets House is a comfortable, accessible place for poetry – a library and meeting place which invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.
Poets House seeks to document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, to stimulate dialogue on issues of poetry in culture, and to cultivate a wider audience for poetry.
Poets House is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012. From our modest beginnings to serving millions each year, our impact on the poetry world has been significant. When Poets House began its programming there were few public events featuring conversation or dialogue about poetry. When this home for poetry was founded, there were few other independent literary centers devoted to poetry in the U.S. A master list of all Poets House programs held from 1986 to the present can be found here. In the past 25 years, Poets House has:
- brought world-renowned poets to new audiences
- created the Showcase, which provides a sense of the range and breadth of all the poetry published in the U.S. and builds a comprehensive library through friendship with poets and publishers nationwide.
- through Poetry in the Branches and its National Institute, reached hundreds of thousands of people by inspiring librarians to establish programs in their own communities.
THE NEXT 25 YEARS
In the coming years, as Poets House furthers its reach through technology to provide more access to its books and resources, we will be able to offer the public an even more diverse range of poetry from different geographies, histories and perspectives.
BRIC presents contemporary art, performing arts and community media programs that reflect Brooklyn’s creativity and diversity. BRIC also provides resources to launch, nurture and showcase artists and media makers. We advance access to and understanding of arts and media by presenting free and low-cost programming, and by offering education and other public programs to people of all ages.
BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, and one of the largest in New York City. We present and incubate work by artists and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds us. BRIC programs reach hundreds of thousands of people each year.
Our main venue, BRIC Arts | Media House, offers a public media center, a major contemporary art exhibition space, two performance spaces, a glass-walled TV studio, and artist work spaces.
Some of BRIC’s most acclaimed programs include the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park, several path-breaking public access media initiatives, including the newly-renamed BRIC TV, and a renowned contemporary art exhibition series. BRIC also offers education and other vital programs at BRIC House and throughout Brooklyn.
In addition to making cultural programming genuinely accessible, BRIC is dedicated to providing substantial support to artists and media makers in their efforts to develop work and reach new audiences.
BRIC is unusual in both presenting exceptional cultural experiences and nurturing individual expression. This dual commitment enables us to most effectively reflect New York City’s innate cultural richness and diversity.
RiDE is a series of educational and cultural episodes that bring various processes related to artistic, intellectual, and design practices into a visible arena while illustrating the unforseen outcomes of experimentation—ventures that open up new paths, abandoned projects that lead to new insights, and other types of risks that inspire adventurous ideas and actions.
RiDE episodes feature invited artists, designers, writers, and creative practitioners from many different fields, as well as Pratt faculty, staff, and students across departments and disciplines. They inspire and instigate curricular innovations while bringing to light emerging practices and new disciplinary formations.
All events are free—first come first served.
Seating is limited.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The RiDE series is curated by Amir Parsa in the Office of the Provost along with Pratt faculty and chairs from across the different schools who propose presenters and programs and curate individual events.
The Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training (CHEST) conducts research to identify and promote strategies that prevent the spread of HIV and improve the lives of people living with HIV. We have been advocating for and working with the LGBT community since 1996.
WOWPS 2016 Fundraisers
January 24, 2016 @ 7:30pm
January 26, 2016 @ 7:00pm
WOWPS 2016 Award Sponsors
Poetry Slam Inc. & Women of the World Poetry Slam are both non-profit organizations who rely on sponsorship and donations. We appreciate all the Women of the World Poetry Slam sponsors and donors who help create spaces for poets to poem. #MuchLove & #Gratitude
If you would like to sponsor Women of the World Poetry Slam, please contact April Ranger, our Development Director at AprilWOWPS@gmail.com.