Blueprint for Accountability

Accountability is critical to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten American democracy, only a groundswell of public engagement can restore American values and moral standing in the world. At this crucial moment, Culture Project presents Blueprint for Accountability, an ongoing series that asks "How can we empower ourselves to hold our leaders – in government, education and corporate institutions – accountable for the events of the past and the conditions of the future?"

In a bold new hybrid of investigative journalism and theater, Blueprint for Accountability brings together the world’s leading experts in politics and journalism with the most visionary artists of our time to create an architectural plan for restoring accountability into our culture.

Visit blueprint.cultureproject.org for information about current and past events.

Women Center Stage


First launched in 1996, Women Center Stage (WCS) is Culture Project’s banner initiative committed to supporting and vigorously promoting the work of women artists, and celebrating the unique contribution of women to social justice and human rights. The cornerstone of WCS is the annual Women Center Stage Festival, a dynamic and diverse laboratory for works in progress from women theater artists at all levels of their careers.

Presented every year, the four-week Festival provides the three things that struggling artists need most: space, money, and recognition.



Visit wcs.cultureproject.org for Festival schedules, artist information, video exclusives, blog, and more!




Muslims in America

In Development

Criminal Justice Reform Initiative


In light of the current and ongoing epidemic of police shootings of black men and women and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement as well as a growing bipartisan consensus against mass incarceration, Culture Project feels that this is a critical time to shine a spotlight on the injustices of America’s criminal justice system and to provide opportunities for audiences and artists to engage in meaningful dialogue and debate about compassionate alternatives to the current dysfunctional and inhumane system of incarceration. This is the civil rights issue of our time.

Through plays, poetry, comedy, music, film, performance art, readings, panels, debates and interviews, Culture Project will devote between 12 and 18 months of its programming to the exploration of topics and issues surrounding the past, present and future systems of mass incarceration.