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Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women & Gender in the Arts & Media

218 S. Wabash Avenue 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: 312-369-8845
Contact: Kipa Davis
URL: http://www.colum.edu/institutewomengender

The Institute is recognized as a national and international creator of original works, and presenter and collaborator of multidisciplinary programming and initiatives on the discourse of gender, culture, creativity and community. The first of its kind in the nation, the Institute was established at Columbia College Chicago in 2005. A founding principle is that art can encourage our greatest human capacity and is a strong tool for affecting social change. The Institute offers a dynamic and innovative approach that merges applied arts and cultural production with critical theory and academic research. Within this framework, the Institute addresses human rights, access, representation, equity, and participation, as well as race and class, using the arts and media as a central means of research, engagement, and public education. The Institute offers a wide range of public programs, including exhibitions, performances and panel discussions, and supports new research and original creative work through its Fellowship program. Central to the Institutes purpose are its goals to enhance student and public learning, and contribute to new bodies of knowledge through curricular intersections and far-reaching collaborations locally, nationally and internationally.


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