Past Event

Politics and the Fringe

6:30 - 8:00 PM EST

Throughout history, art has been used to advance discourse on political and social issues. How do artists engage contemporary political and social issues? How is political work developed and incubated? Join the Center for American Progress and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Art’s festival "On the Fringe: Eye on Edinburgh" and the Explore the Arts program as artists and policymakers discuss the role of the arts in the political process.

Questions can be submitted online via Twitter by using #explorethearts.

Introduction by:

Sally Steenland, Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative, Center for American Progress

Moderated by:

Holly Bass, writer, performance artist and director

Featured panelists:

Barbara Schaffer Bacon, co-directs Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts, Institute for Community Development and the Arts
Martin Reynolds, Festivals Edinburgh
Radha Blank, storyteller, actor, playright
Wajahat Ali, playwright, essayist, humorist, and attorney