Why Change? A Podcast for the Creative Generation

We are delighted to have ITAC's Managing Director, Madeleine McGirk, collaborating with Creative Generation to bring you the Why Change? podcast.
Together, we bring listeners around the globe to learn how arts, culture, and creativity — as applied by young people — can change the world, one community at a time. Produced by Creative Generation, the hosts share timely news and dive deep into the work of young creatives who catalyze social change and those who are committed to cultivating their creativity. Listeners are invited each week to learn and laugh while envisioning new futures through the question, “why change?”
Episodes come out weekly, you can listen back and learn more about the show via it's dedicated website.

Recent Episodes:

Anchoring in Love with Sangeeta Isvaran
During this episode of Why Change? co-hosts Madeleine and Jeff discuss grounding their work in self-care and prioritizing humanity. Madeleine speaks with artist, educator, and activist Sangeeta Isvaran about her work throughout India and Asia, particularly her actions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Together, they discuss the importance of anchoring our work in love.
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Undercover Artistry with Patrick Kabanda
During this episode of Why Change? co-hosts Jeff and Rachael discussing leading our way out of the pandemic with values at the fore, centering young people and anti-racist practices specifically. Jeff speaks with author, musician, and economist, Patrick Kabanda about his book The Creative Wealth of Nations and the role of arts and cultural education in sustainable development. Finally, these themes are applied to the ideas of “applied creativity” and how to be an “undercover artist” with values.
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Socially Engaged Practice with Fié Neo
During this episode of Why Change? Co-hosts Jeff and Madeleine discuss the changes to their work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and the interdisciplinary leadership of teaching artists and cultural practitioners over the last year. Madeleine chats with Fié Neo, an interdisciplinary artist based in Singapore, who has worked as a fashion designer, participatory artist, and has applied her knowledge learned through sustainable agriculture and business to advance the field of socially engaged art.
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Meet Our Co-Hosts: Madeleine McGirk
During this fourth episode of Why Change? you will meet one of our co-hosts, Madeleine McGirk. Madeleine is an actor and teaching artist and leads a global network supporting participatory artists. She has an interest in politics, social change through the arts, and inspiring, powerful women leaders.
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Meet Our Co-Hosts: Ashraf Hasham
During this third episode of Why Change? you will meet one of our co-hosts, Ashraf Hasham. Ashraf is from Seattle and brings a youth-focused and creative viewpoint to the conversation. He discusses the connections between his family coming from Pakistan to the United States, leadership coming from his artistic skills, and landing jobs with youth-led organizations and the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.
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Meet Our Co-Hosts: Karla Estela Rivera
During this first episode of Why Change?, you’ll meet one of our co-hosts, Karla Estela Rivera. Karla is a writer, performer, activist, and arts advocate who uses storytelling to uplift folks in underserved communities in Chicago.
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We are delighted to be contributing to this work and look forward to sharing more episodes with you each week.
For the most up-to-date news, make sure you visit: https://creative-generation.org/podcast

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