Random Acts of Culture
The Sixth Floor Trio is very happy to announce that we received a generous grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to be the resident partner of the Random Acts of Culture program across the United States this season!
What are Random Acts of Culture? The goal of the Random Acts of Culture project is to provide unexpected and surprising artistic encounters for the general population in public spaces. The idea is to perform great art – instrumental music, opera, dance, and theater for example – in locations with heavy pedestrian traffic and take the “audience” by surprise.
What does a RAC look like? The best way to learn about the RAC program is by watching one! Here is a surprise performance by the Trio at the famous Philadelphia Museum of Art:
Who started the RAC program? The RAC project was started by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, an extraordinary organization whose mission is to “create engaged and informed communities”. The Knight Foundation is famous for its insight and vision in supporting innovative and artistically vital programs around the US.
Where are RACs performed? You might encounter RACs anywhere! Popular places include airports, shopping malls, markets, universities, public squares, and anywhere else people gather in your community.
How is the Sixth Floor Trio involved? The Knight Foundation invited the Trio to be the “resident” group that performs RACs for 2011-2012. We are the only group that will travel to different locations across the US and devote several days in each city to performing and developing skills for presenting RACs!
Where is the Trio playing RACs? The Trio’s grant funds our RAC performances in Philadelphia, Charlotte, Miami, and San Jose/San Francisco Bay Area for the 2011-2012 season.
How can I find out more about RACs – or bring the Trio to our area? Check out the Knight Foundation’s Random Acts of Culture blog – it’s has awesome and fun videos of RACs performed across the country! Or email us as email@example.com for additional information about the Trio’s RAC involvement.