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
Creative Scholars program
The Creative Scholars program welcomes scholars of all kinds to enrich and be enriched by the history, culture, art, context, and experience of the borderlands. The Creative Scholars program funds projects and research that engage arts and humanities-centric interdisciplinary initiatives with Arizona-Sonora border communities.Creative Scholars program
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