International Human Rights Art Festival Workshop: Intimate Commissions Catherine Mueller and the Institute for Collaboration and Play

About This Workshop

INTIMATE COMMISSIONS at the Human Rights Art Festival, led by Catherine Mueller

Isn’t it fun to receive a gift? They say giving is just as good as receiving. What might happen if we thought of our art-making as gift-making? What if we thought of our gift-making as dialogue? If we curated our making processes such that art could be made for another, ANY other, via a few simple steps? IC is radicalizing the art making and sharing process by doing just that. Come experience these simple steps and see what might be possible for you. IC is an ongoing dialogic art project, developed and facilitated by Catherine Mueller + John Borstel. IC link:

Catherine is an Interdisciplinary Artist based in NYC with nearly 20-years of a performance-based practice. She is the founder/director of the Institute of Collaboration and Play ( and facilitates its PLABORATORY. As faculty or guest artist, she has led workshops in physical theater, artistic development and created work for performance at Drew University, Middlebury College, Pace University, Georgetown University, the 52nd Street Project, Revolucion Latina, The Public Theater, Goddard College and many others. MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College.

About the Festival

Dixon Place and the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art present: The International Human Rights Art Festival, produced, March 3-5, 2017 at Dixon Place. This is the first human rights art festival in the long and vibrant history of New York City’s cultural scene. The Festival is produced by Tom Block, long-time artist-activist, author of Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution, and founder of the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art, an art-activist incubator housed at Dixon Place. Playwright and Director Julia Levine is the Assistant Producer.

The 2017 Festival will involve more than 70 artists presenting 40+ advocacy art events over the weekend, including theatre, visual art, music, dance, installations, workshops, panels, performance, films and KidsFest, to introduce children to the importance of art-advocacy work through hands-on activities. Join us for a weekend of art, advocacy, and celebration, with a happy hour featuring tasty human-rights themed concoctions, human rights trivia, prizes, t-shirts and much more.

Saturday, March 4 at 3:00pm

General Admission

$5 in advance

$10 at the door

Included in Saturday Day Pass

Estimated Runtime
90 minutes

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