PAC NYC and Galvan Initiatives Launch The Democracy Cycle | Playbill

Off-Broadway News PAC NYC and Galvan Initiatives Launch The Democracy Cycle

The multi-year commitment will commission and develop 25 works across theatre, opera, dance, and music.

Perelman Performing Arts Center Iwan Baan

NYC's newest theatre space, the Perelman Performing Arts Center, has partnered with Galvan Initiatives to launch The Democracy Cycle, a multi-year commissioning program to assist in the development of works across theatre, opera, dance, and music exploring themes relating to democracy.

Twenty-five works will be selected in total. Each selected artist will receive a $30,000 commission, plus another $30,000 to put towards the development of their projects. The projects will be developed over a five-year period, with at least eight artists chosen in each of the next three years. 

The Democracy Cycle aims to support new works to be performed live that illuminate the promise, practice, imperfection, and opportunity of democracy. The program was conceived by Bill Rauch and T. Eric Galloway and will be managed by project director Boo Froebel.

"Given our location at the World Trade Center, I’m especially thrilled that PAC NYC is partnering with Galvan Initiatives on The Democracy Cycle. We share a belief in the importance of artistic and cultural expressions that foster civic responsibility and participation...I am confident that the works generated by this commissioning program will both entertain and enlighten, create empathy and understanding, provoke questions, and open doors to other points of view," says PAC NYC Artistic Director Rauch in a statement.

Artists creating within theatre, dance, music, opera and interdisciplinary practices are encouraged to apply in the open call process, starting January 16. The application window will close April 1 at 5 PM ET. 

PAC NYC, located in downtown Manhattan, is uniquely flexible, with the ability for multiple performance spaces to be configured in various setups, or even combined into a larger concert hall. 

For more information on The Democracy Cycle, click here.

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