January 13, 2011

Apply Now: Columbia University School of the Arts and Performance Space 122 announce a New Arts Collaboration Laboratory

Columbia University School of the Arts
The Arts Collaboration Lab inaugurates a groundbreaking partnership between Columbia University School of the Arts and Performance Space 122, New York’s celebrated downtown performance center.Columbia University School of the ArtsPerformance Space 122The Arts Collaboration Lab

“The Collaboration Lab will create a one-of-a-kind artistic community in New York City,” said Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty at Columbia University School of the Arts. “Much of the most exciting innovation in today’s art world is crossing over the borders that have traditionally divided genres and art forms. We recognize how important collaborative practice has become, and are eager to extend and support it.”

Run in conjunction with PS122 – New York’s legendary downtown arts and performance center, now celebrating its 30th Anniversary Season – The Arts Collaboration Lab will be open to 16-20 students from Columbia University and around the globe, and provide an intense residency and mentorship opportunity for major professional artists.

“New York City, with its prohibitively high cost of living and limited space, can create barriers for artists to develop new work,” said Vallejo Gantner, Artistic Director of PS122. “The Arts Collaboration Lab will provide much-needed time and space for the creation and exploration of new material.”

“The partnership between Columbia and PS122 marries academics and creative risk, uptown and downtown, practice and performance in a unique collaboration that we believe will set a new standard for artistic development on one of the greatest arts cities in the world,” said Gideon Lester, Associate Director of The Arts Collaboration Lab and Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at Columbia University School of the Arts. “The Lab will be like a cross-disciplinary petri dish where students and professional artists come together to collaborate, share ideas, and deepen their own artistic practice.”

For more information about The Arts Collaboration Lab, please visit, or contact Gideon Lester at [email protected]

The Columbia University School of the Arts 2011 Summer Program is now online

Every summer, Columbia University School of the Arts welcomes more than 300 students to work with internationally renowned artists and arts scholars on Columbia’s campus in New York City. Summer arts students choose from a diverse range of 20+ master classes, workshops and credit and non-credit courses designed and often taught by graduate faculty from the School of the Arts MFA programs in Film, Writing, Visual Arts, and Theatre Arts. Programs are designed to engage and appeal to individuals at all levels of artistic experience, from beginning to professional artists.
New for 2011:
– TV Writing Intensive
, a six-week introduction to the professional world of television writing
- Paris Then and Now: Circles of Influence- The Arts Collaboration Lab

For more information on these and many more courses, please see the Summer Programs website.

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