Through its program activities, Fronteridades seeks to achieve two major goals: (1) Narrate the Border: Collect, understand, and share the narratives, stories, art and effects of those from and crossing through the US-Mexico border, for local and non-local audiences. (2) Expand Border Learning: Create opportunities for experiential learning in, on and of the US-Mexico border for scholars and interested people across fields and disciplines. The dual goals of narration and learning are embedded in the 3 programs that make up Fronteridades: Border Community Storytelling, the Creative Scholars program, El Intercambio Conferences.
Border Community Storytelling
Art and storytelling play vital roles in the Southern Arizona/Northern Mexico region, ranging from a long tradition of political mural art to Fronteridades has identified 2 key community partners whose work fosters and amplifies the stories from the U.S./Mexican border.Border Community Storytelling
Mellon-Fronteridades fellows are community members, students, and academic professionals who engage in arts and humanities-centric interdisciplinary initiatives with Arizona-Sonora border communities.Fellowships
El Intercambio Symposia
El Intercambio Symposia will facilitate transnational and cross-regional dialogue and scholarly collaboration by assisting scholars to gather across the border and share ideas in the fields of the arts and humanities.El Intercambio Symposia