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ARTISTS IN CONTEXT is a flexible organizational framework designed to assemble artists and other creative thinkers across disciplines to conceptualize new ways of representing and acting upon the critical issues of our time.  The Prospectus is the main project of Artists in Context, and is a curated, multimedia collection of works through which artists collaborate with creative thinkers from other fields to propose innovative ways they and others might intervene in major debates on global, national and local/regional scales. More information on the project can be found on the current Prospectus site. Artists in Context is a project of The Arts Company.

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Robbie McCauley has been an robbie mccauleyactive presence in performance art and avant-garde theater for nearly four decades. All of her work is rooted in the African-American tradition of storytelling and is pointed towards expansion of public discourse over issues of race/ethnicity and class in this country and abroad. In the 1990s, she received both an OBIE Award (Best Play) and a New York Dance and Performance (BESSIE) Award for Sally’s Rape, which she wrote, directed and performed in many locations nationally and internationally. In the same decade, McCauley worked with The Arts Company on Primary Sources, a series of three multi-media theater works dealing with race and class relations in this country using pivotal events from the 1960s and 1970s in Mississippi, Boston and Los Angeles as her starting points. Widely anthologized, Robbie is included in Joni Jones's·Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic(2010) and is writing an experimental memoir focusing on the history of her family, her work as an artist and the changing face of race, class and health issues in the US.·It was just announced, in December 2012, that she is among 50 USA Artist Fellows for 2012.