Cannonball is pleased to announce our new direction!
At the end of 2015, the Cannonball Board began evaluating its diverse programming, and each one’s impact on the Miami arts community. It was decided that, in order to maintain the integrity of its mission, and also foster growth and innovation in each program, Cannonball would seek an industry leader to acquire and expand on the Residency and r.a.d. Moving forward, ArtCenter South Florida will have full operational control of these two programs. Cannonball is confident that ArtCenter South Florida’s financial strength and strong community standing will bolster the Residency and r.a.d.
Cannonball will refine its focus on its LegalLink and WaveMaker Grants platforms, allowing the organization to execute what has always been its key mission: supporting artists and innovative forms of cultural production.
For more information, please contact Art Center of South Florida.
r.a.d is an alternative school open to everyone. It draws from a long tradition of informal but rigorous pedagogical initiatives. A non-degree granting program, it offers a number of courses and seminars by a distinguished faculty of practitioners in the cultural fields and the social sciences. It is driven by an effort to develop a broad knowledge base for participants interested in working outside traditional disciplinary boundaries.
r.a.d has been established to add to the local educational infrastructure and make new pedagogical resources available to artists, arts professionals, and cultural producers at all stages of development, as well as to members of the general public who are interested in the program. Less a skill-based school in the traditional sense, it is a forum to engage in important dialogues around contemporary realities in the cultural sphere and beyond it, and to develop projects that shed light on the dynamics that are organizing present-day urban and global configurations.
r.a.d will provide, through its courses, seminars, and lectures, critical tools to participants. It will expose them to non-traditional methodologies, encouraging them to engage with the pressing problems that structure the social, economic, and cultural spaces in which they practice and live.
r.a.d, as a forum for dialogue and exchange, will render cultural discourse in the city more robust and dynamic by binding it to global conversations. This is part of an effort to foster a healthy cultural sphere that retains creative and critical practitioners in the city, which will help continue to develop Miami as a site of significant artistic and discursive production.
r.a.d will encourage both its students and its faculty to engage in research and projects that center on Miami, which is emerging as the prototypical city as it is taking shape around a series of concerns and dynamics that have intensified to unprecedented degrees during the first decades of the 21st Century, including those of financial speculation, logistics, urban redevelopment, and environmental precariousness.
r.a.d courses will take place, depending on how faculty members structure them, either in a classroom in Cannonball’s facility in downtown Miami or throughout the city, via partnerships with other organizations and community groups.
Eduardo Abaroa, artist and educational director of SOMA, Mexico City
Tania Bruguera, artist and founder of "Cátedra de Arte Conducta," Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana
Rina Carvajal, independent curator, co-curator of 29th Sao Paulo Biennial
Amy Franceschini, artist and co-founder of FutureFarmers
Jesus Fuenmayor, Independent Curator, Miami
Emily Mello, Associate Director of Education, New Museum, New York
David Raskin, Chair, Department of Sculpture; Professor, Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Anton Vidokle, artist and founder of Unitednationsplaza, Berlin
Judi Werthein, artist and co-founder of CIA, Buenos Aires
George Yudice, cultural theorist and Professor, Department of Romance Language, University of Miami