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Jul 1, 2017 – Jul 1, 2018

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Inclusion. Inquiry. Innovation

Racial Equity, Arts and Culture

Partnering with VCUarts and the Department of African American Studies, this program focuses on social transformation through arts and culture. iCubed aims to promote creative expression among historically marginalized populations, foster dialogue, and develop ways to support the diverse creative practices and cultural traditions in Richmond. We’re honored to join in this partnership and help advance this critical mission.

Meghan Abadoo

MK Abadoo, MFA

Visiting arts fellow, Department of Dance and Choreography,
School of the Arts

Meghan combines West African, contemporary, and funk dance styles, will work with local collaborators to expand upon a new, intergenerational dance theater work commissioned by the Kennedy Center. She’ll also work to support community-based initiatives focused on the advancement of African American women and girls.

Paul Rucker. Photo by Ryan Stevenson

Paul Rucker

Visiting arts fellow, VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

A multimedia artist, composer, and musician will work on community-engaged projects that explore Richmond’s known and hidden histories. Recently awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Rucker uses visual images and sound to create powerful reflections on racial injustice in America. His work will appear in the ICA’s opening exhibition, Declaration, and he is among the first contemporary artists to be embedded at the launch of a non-collecting contemporary art institution.

Chioke I'Anson

Onaje X. O. Woodbine, PhD

Visiting scholar, Department of African American Studies

Woodbine is an author and teacher of philosophy and religious studies. His research examines the lived religious experiences of African Americans in urban spaces, focusing on overlooked practices of transcendence and meaning-making that occur outside the bounds of traditional religious institutions.