A member of Intersection for the Arts
The Commonality Institute (CI) offers new ideas and approaches to decoding difference, culture and re-centering ‘other’ inspired by the work of Judy Grahn.
Using Judy Grahn's poetic and intellectual work as an inspirational platform, CI facilitates embodied and artistic education to promote meaningful social change. CI seeks to revision and replace flawed philosophies with more equitable ones for the purpose of improving human collaborations. We do this by providing and further developing origin stories that reframe the human adventure in more inclusive ways, and that re-center self and other.
We’re headquartered in Oakland and New Orleans, currently produce events throughout the U.S. and seek internationalism. In 2017, we launched the My Good Judy residency in New Orleans and are currently accepting applications for the 2019/2020 season.