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CODAhorizons is a series of virtual events that bring together creative professionals to discuss how we impact needed and necessary change in the world.  Topics feature leading international artists and their collaborators who are tackling difficult issues of a social, political, or environmental nature – as well as pioneers who are leading the way in using new technological tools and materials that allow for the creation of artwork that facilitates empathy and engagement.

Join the dialogue! 

CODAhorizons events are completely free to attend.


Upcoming Event:

Art + Emotion: Wonder, Joy, and Inspiration

CODAworx brings together four creative thought-leaders to greet us at the intersection of art + emotion. They will help us explore emotion as the currency of art.  How and why does art impact our emotions, and thus help us to connect with one another?  Ultimately, can art foster empathy and compassion?

Sponsored by Novaby:

Tuesday, April 27th

6:30 - 8 pm EDT


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Julia Beabout

CEO and Creative Director, Novaby

Seattle, Washington

Guto Requena

Estudio Guto Requena

São Paolo, Brazil

Ricardo Rivera

Video Artist and Creative Director, Klip Collective

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cheryl Maeder

Video Installation Artist

Miami, Florida

Future Events

Art + Sustainability

Humanity’s relationship with the earth is complex and essential. Art raises awareness, empathy, and appreciation for a sustainable environment, and crafts a responsible, creative future for the planet.

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021

6:30 PM EDT

Art + Active Public Engagement

Art that impacts its viewers changes the participants as well as the world. Here we celebrate artwork that shapes its impression through direct participation, creating unique, playful, and personal experiences that are both ephemeral and timeless.

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

6:30 PM EDT

Art + Sensory Perception: Sound, Light and Motion

Going beyond simply visual, we highlight artists and their artwork that crafts with sensory perception, expanding the ways in which we learn, stretch, and evolve through artistic experience.

December 2021

Date + Time TBD


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Event Recordings

Art + the Future of Cities

Four visionary professionals in the commissioned art industry provide different perspectives on the role that artists and other creatives can play in helping us to reimagine our cities and communities.  Discussions center around how art can impact our interactions with one another and our physical surroundings in the places where we live and work.


Natasha Smith - Principal at UAP
Philippe Demers — Founding Partner and CEO of MASSIvart
Piper Faust — Public Art Consultant
Peter Fink – Artist

Originally aired Feb 16th, 2021

Welcome to the Creative Revolution!

Early this year, CODAworx named 25 exemplary leaders of positive change in the field of commissioned art - our “Creative Revolutionaries” - to celebrate, to learn from, to set the bar. Heading into 2021, the task of demonstrating what this role signifies is even more essential, as the stakes are higher. It’s what led us to host this dialogue, to flesh out the lens from which we might view the terms of “creative revolution.”

CODAhorizons kicks off its debut event with a focus on Creative Revolutionaries. Four panelists, representing some of the most fiercely visionary cultural creatives in the commissioned art industry, discuss what it means to be a creative revolutionary during this time when the world is in such great distress.

Carolina Aragon - Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Zolty - Co-Founder and Co-Director, BREAKFAST
Gill Gatfield - Studio Founder, Gatfield Studios
Jamie Perrow - Senior Principal Art and Design, UAP

Originally aired Dec 8th, 2020