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Article by Assistant Professor Gregory King Selected for U.S. Government Publication

An article by assistant professor of dance Gregory King was recently selected to be included in a new resource guide, Art Became the Oxygen: A Guide to Artistic Response, published by the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.

Professor King's article, written for ThINKinDANCE as a response to the Dancing for Justice Philadelphia event and later published as "When Dance Voices Protest" in Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies, is featured in the guide's section on crafting artistic response.

The publication asks what art can do to build resilience and power in times of disaster and community emergency and includes first-person accounts of artistic responses to such events as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, Ferguson, and Standing Rock. Helping artists create possibility in the wake of crisis, the document is "a guide for artists, emergency management agencies, funders, policy-makers, and communities responding to national and civil emergencies."

For more information on and to download Art Became the Oxygen, visit https://usdac.us/artisticresponse