Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
beheard.world

Boston-based beheard.world is a 501 (C) 3 that emerged from the collaborative efforts by artists who are also social justice activists. Over our ten year history, beheard.world has produced a rich array of critically acclaimed performances and film work with artists of widely diverse ages, races and aesthetic expression.

In harnessing the immense power of storytelling and inspiring new ways of thinking and acting, we seek to use a range of artistic expression through film and performing arts to make even the most difficult subjects both understandable and emotionally accessible, ultimately breaking down the social barriers that divide us.

In making change, we also seek to find and support authentic voices that enhance cultural equity. We recognize that original talent and ideas need to be sought out and encouraged, especially those that capture the experiences of communities that have been unseen and unheard.

We want to inspire large audiences to think and act differently about resolving cultural conflicts, creating new dialogues that motivate people to take positive action. www.beheard.world

Additional Links: 
Myer and her collaborators on "Street Talk Suite Talk" - local poet-rappers, six dancers, composer Jakov Jakoulov, and violinist/violist Mark Berger - are out to whack our commonality home.
Anna Myer and Dancers embarks on a new venture in conjunction with Youth Link/NAFI: The Hoop Suite Project relies on the interface of various art forms; Classical violin, and cello contemporary dance, hip hop, rap,spoken word and drums.
ICA CrashArts 2017
Company Tour Up The Black Great Migration Trail

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Anna
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Co--Director
Mailing Address: 
536 Massachusetts Ave
Dance Complex
Cambridge, MA 02139
Physical Address: 
536 Massachusetts Ave Dance Complex
Cambridge, MA 02139
Last Name: 
Myer
Phone: 
617-513 9314

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Hip Hop
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Literary Arts - Poetry
Literary Arts - Spoken Word
Media - Film
Media - Video
Music - Orchestral
Music - Rap / Hip-Hop
Theater - Storytelling
Year Founded: 
2001
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Creole
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Performing Groups
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
18
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
BEST OF ARTS AND DANCE, Boston Phoenix (2003)BEST OF 2001, Boston Globe, Christine Temin (2001)PICK OF THE YEAR, Boston Phoenix, Marcia Siegal (2000)
Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Felowshoip Finalist
1 of ten best Dance Events of the Boston Globe 2010 and 2013
Ford Foundation Scholorship
Feature Article Sunday New York Time 1999
Creative City Grantee/Alum Network
Boston Foundation Lab Grant 2017
NEA 2017
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
Arts for low income communities and beyond on outside performances on basketball courts

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
large room or basketball court or large stage
Fee Range Minimum: 
$5,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$35,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
12
Maximum Number of Performers: 
12

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Dance
Media
Theater
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$35,000