As one of this country’s leading campus-based arts institutions, the Moss Arts Center has an important responsibility to support the creative efforts of established and emerging artists. Commissioning means supporting the creation of new work—advancing resources to develop a work of art.
In a broad sense, commissioning helps to advance the state of the arts by ensuring that new work is created. And it is one of the many ways we fulfill our mission, to transform lives through exploration and engagement with the arts and creative process.
The Moss Arts Center actively commissions one or more new performance and visual art works each season.
Works commissioned by the Moss Arts Center
- Book of Mountains and Seas, 2022-2023 (puppetry/theatre)
- The Tallis Scholars program featuring Antoine Brumel's Earthquake Mass and David Lang's sun-centered, 2021-2022 (music)
- Conrad Tao, Keyed In, 2021-2022 (music)
- Indigenous Performance Productions' Welcome to Indian Country, 2021-2022 (music/spoken word)
- Sheila Pree Bright, New Beginnings, 2021-2022 (visual art)
- Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol, 2020-2021 (theatre)
- Jason Middlebrook, Another World, 2020 (visual art)
- Kaki King, Data Not Found, 2019-2020 (music)
- Daniel Canogar, Surge, 2019 (visual art)
- Salaam: Exploring Muslim Cultures, 2017-2018 (multiple genres)
- Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis, (Be)Longing, 2016-2017 (theatre)
- Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Real Enemies, 2015-2016 (music)
- Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater, Moby Dick, 2015-2016 (theatre)
- Diana Cooper, Highwire, 2016 (visual art)
- Samita Sinha, Cipher, 2014-2015 (music)
- The Three Feathers, youth opera, 2014-2015 (theatre)
- Liz Lerman, Healing Wars, 2014-2015 (dance)
- Odili Donald Odita, Bridge, 2014 (visual art)
- Adam Cvijanovic, A Woods I Did Not Know, 2014 (visual art)