Wild Edges

Wild Edges Coming to Nevada County in 2022-

Lisa Barker and Jenny Hale receive grant from California Humanities (Grass Valley, CA) — California Humanities has recently announced the December, 2020, Humanities For All Project Grant awards. Lisa Barker and Jenny Hale, through their fiscal sponsor The Miners Foundry, have been awarded $20,000 for their project entitled Wild Edges.

Wild Edges explores the border that humans have created between the wild and developed world and places this within a historical and cultural perspective. This unprecedented theatrical experience will culminate in a series of performances along the Wolf Creek Trail in May, 2022. The audience will be guided in a group to take in theatrical scenes and art installations at seven stations along the path. The scenes explore land practices based on contemporary environmental science along with native traditions.

Through theatrical vignettes and art installations, the project will inspire questions and conversations about our interdependence with the natural world.

The extensive proposal includes workshops, social media groups, community art making, outdoor performances and theater chats. Public involvement will begin in the fall of 2021. Wild Edges is an example of creative placemaking, which uses artmaking to share information on local issues that impact our community. We will be offering an open invitation to the public to be involved with the design and execution of this humanities project,” Barker says. The extensive proposal includes workshops, social media groups, community art making, outdoor performances and theater chats. Public involvement will begin in the fall of 2021.

“These projects will bring the complexity and diversity of California to light in new ways that will engage Californians from every part of our state, and will help us all understand each other better,” said Julie Fry, President & CEO of California Humanities. “We congratulate these grantees whose projects will promote understanding and provide insight into a wide range of topics, issues, and experiences.”

To learn more about Wild Edges and participate in this ambitious and exciting project, Follow them on Facebook and Instagram at Project Wild Edges, and on the Miners Foundry website, or email Project projectwildedges@gmail.com.

About California Humanities:

Humanities For All Project Grant is a competitive grant program of California Humanities which supports locally-developed projects that respond to the needs, interests and concerns of Californians, provide accessible learning experiences for the public, and promote understanding among our state’s diverse population.

California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, promotes the humanities—focused on ideas, conversation, and learning—as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect people to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more, visit calhum.org, or like and follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.