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Modern Connections' Mission:

is to push the edges of visceral movement, provoking personal reflection, conversation and community transformation.

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Call For Artists In Roxbury/Boston

Submissions due Monday October 9th, 2023 by 11:59 PM


We're is seeking artists of different disciplines to create interactive experiences that answer the question: "What does it mean to belong to a person, to a place, to yourself?" Chosen pieces will be showcased at Belonging on Sunday, November 5th from 3-4pm at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street, Nubian Square) and immediately followed by an immersive mix of music, dance, and spoken word performances.

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Belonging at Hibernian Hall


November 5 • Hiberian Hall, Roxbury MA

Join us at 3:00PM for participatory, artist curated workshops designed to deepen one’s connection to self, followed at 4:00PM by an immersive mix of music, dance, and spoken word performances. Light refreshments will be provided.

Tickets for this interactive and thought-provoking experience are FREE with a donation to Castle of our Skins encouraged. Reservations can be placed online at www.givebutter.com/belonging


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Boston Dance Film Festival


October 21st, 6:30pm • Somerville Theatre

Join us for an evening of dance film. We are thrilled to be selected for the first ever Boston Dance Film Festival. Screening at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square on October 21st at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Not only will you get to see the best dance films in Boston, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.
Tickets are on sale now.


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Jenny Oliver has been selected as the 2023-2024 Shirley Graham Du Bois Creative in Residence for Castle of Our Skins. During the residency, Jenny will be creating work(s) and participating in the curation process in conjunction with the Castle of Our Skins’ season. Castle of our Skins is a Black arts institution dedicated to fostering cultural curiosity and celebrating Black artistry through music.

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We have BIG news to share! We were selected to receive funding through the Small Business Growth Fund, a Hello Alice grant program offered in partnership with GenHQ and funded through the generosity of our friends at Etsy and Progressive. This program funds small business owners looking to reach their next milestone.

We’re excited to use this grant to continue growing Modern Connections! Thank you to HelloAlice, Etsy, Progressive, and GenGlobal for helping my small business grow!


Exploring AI: Making the Invisible Visible

Museum of Science, Boston • Ongoing

Data Choreographics is an artwork created by Masary Studios as part of the Museum of Science's new exhibition, Exploring AI: Making the Invisible Visible. The artwork was trained on regional dance groups and explores AI’s ability to recognize and represent human form in real time. This exhibit is open to the public.


We are proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

When Modern Connections hosts an event that is not free, EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders will pay $5 for tickets. The work of Modern Connections is sometimes hosted by other organizations who may or may not be participating in Card to Culture, or who may have different rates for Card to Culture participants. We will clearly indicate in our promotional materials and on our website the rates and opportunities for cardholders.


For Modern Connections workshops, one spot will be reserved for a Card to Culture patron and the cost will be $5. In the workshop sign-up form there will be a space for prospective participants to indicate if they are cardholders.


Ones to Watch: Jenny Oliver

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