"In our seventh season of OpenICE programming, we are excited to collaborate with talented thinkers and performers of the New School to bring new works to new audiences around New York City."
- Ross Karre, co-artistic director
ICEensemble brings open, inclusive, and collaborative programming to the classroom at the New School's College of Performing Arts.
Working within each part of the artist / administrator / advocate trifecta, COPA students will work side-by-side with ICEensemble members to create four free, public events and a substantial online presence. Each event will include new works by living artist-creators supporting socially responsible curating, in so doing expanding the ecosystem of contemporary performing arts to be more welcoming, generous, and open. At the end of the semester, every student will understand the fundamentals of creative producing and self-presentation. With a new set of tools for how to create an open engagement series, students will also be challenged to ask and answer why their program designs cultivate a more inclusive community of arts and culture. Established in 2014, OpenICE is an artist-curated series of free events hosted by the International Contemporary Ensemble. Collaborative in nature and interdisciplinary by design, OpenICE takes a holistic view of performing arts events: program design, preparation, sound-light-video-stage design, audience engagement, marketing, and digital storytelling are owned by the artists.
TBD; works curated by students and faculty.
OpenICE is made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. The International Contemporary Ensemble is the Ensemble in Residence of the Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.