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Posted on May 16th, 2022 in Award, Community Engagement, Creative Activity, Events, Honors by Aaron Dusso


Pam Blevins Hinkle was one of 12 artists and scientists from around the country selected to participate in the 2022 Indy Convergence Residency. The residency, which occurred in Indianapolis from April 27-May 6, was an intense collaboration that pushed participants outside their usual scope of work to consider the best ways to share research with the public, how to effectively incorporate research into artistic work, and how creativity can thrive in studios and labs.

Pam leading a workshop on community singing for the residency participants. Photo credit–Charlie Borowicz

The concluding Open Lab offered a “works in process” window, featuring theatre, visual art, comedy, puppetry, video, and dance (among other things!) that explored orbital mechanics, artificial intelligence, reproductive rights, eugenics, and more.Pam noted, “As a musician who is leads community-based singing, and as an arts administrator committed to arts-based community development, I was thrilled to collaborate with these extraordinarily inventive individuals. I’ll be unpacking the multiple benefits of this ‘artistic bootcamp’ for weeks to come!”

Pam Blevins Hinkle is Director of Spirit & Place, IU School of Liberal Arts at IU Indianapolis