EMPAC Announces Spring 2018 Season

Troy, NY — The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to present its Spring 2018 season of concerts, theatrical productions, dance performances, film screenings, installations, talks, and work-in-progress presentations. View the entire calendar at empac.rpi.edu. The season kicks off on January 16 with Afrogalactica, a film-performance by Canadian artist Kapwani Kiwanga. Drawing on the Afrofuturist tradition, Kiwanga assumes the role of speculative anthropologist, mixing…

Sixteen Western Mass Non-Profits Receive Grants from Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund

CAPITAL GRANTS Berkshire Pulse, Inc., Housatonic Project: Elevator Repair for Increased Accessibility Grant: $84,000 About the Facility: Berkshire Pulse’s home in downtown Housatonic is part of the historic Monument Mills property, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The third floor of the 1866 mill building has become the ideal space for…

Obie Award-winning Theater Artist Andrew Schneider Offers Free Work-in-Progress Preview

Troy, NY — On Thursday, March 30, at 8PM, interactive-electronics artist and writer Andrew Schneider will offer a preview of his new EMPAC commissioned work-in-progress, FIELD, at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Admission is free and open to the public. Due to limited capacity, however, we suggest audience members arrive early to ensure admission. This performance will…