Since 1993, The 418 Project has provided affordable, accessible programming—a home where artists and entrepreneurs can grow their gifts centered around Community, Mindfulness, Art, and Embodiment.
In our new permanent home, we have awakened to the needs around contributing to social justice. We are committed to making a significant difference and we are humbly aiming to create equitable outcomes that benefit all people.
What does this mean? Santa Cruz is in the midst of social and economic change. When redevelopment happens, BIPOC people, women, artists, and teachers are disproportionately affected. The 418 Project’s new permanent facility located centrally and in the heart of downtown Santa Cruz, right on the San Lorenzo River, will serve thousands, especially our marginalized communities, becoming a welcoming home to new and continuing arts businesses. These locally imagined offerings enrich everyone's lives, creating a healthier, more connected community.
Think globally, support locally! If you have the resources, it’s a great time to support a place that will make a difference, now and for generations to come.
Heart-Centered Diversity Workshop with Muna AlSheikh
Sat, June 4, 2022
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT
This heart-centered interactive workshop will gently guide participants through an intra- and interpersonal group process, with somatic movements and music, to help us begin to open up pathways of awareness towards dismantling racism from the inside out.
This will be offered in person and online.
Mission: The 418 Project builds diverse and equitable community in Santa Cruz and beyond by fostering physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in an atmosphere centered upon collaboration and creative expression through dance and movement art.
Vision: We envision a world where everyone has access to a safe environment supporting the unification of body and spirit, becoming more connected to their true selves and their community.
• We openly support equity and we oppose any and all white supremacist ideologies, practices, and organizations, as we firmly believe that the arts are a right to any and all peoples.
• We are committed to closing the racial gap in the performing arts by providing universal and affordable access to our event and performance spaces for our community.
• We aim to continue to bring the voices of more people of color into our space, in creative capacities, and through accountability practices.
• We aim to investigate ways to develop and facilitate various other forms of art, performances, classes, and events both independently and in collaboration with our
communities of color.
• We understand that it's not enough to be "not racist" but instead must participate in actively dismantling racism and white supremacy.
• With equity in mind, we aim to provide resources outside of performance spaces for our teachers, creators, and performers as requested, as well as needed.
Cocréa will be returning with another mindful partnering workshop!
Saturday, March 30th 1pm-6pm &
Sunday, March 31st 12:30-5:30pm
@ The 418 Project
Sliding Scale $95 / $125 / $155
The 418 Project // 418 Front Street // Santa Cruz
$25 – $125 // Get Tickets Now for the Best Seats
Doors 7:30 Curtain 8 PM
Tickets & more info: the418project.com/what-is-erotic/
18 & over please
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