• Cast of The People Project 2020: Masks of Oppression
    Performed at the Stevens Theatre, Gettysburg College

  • The stage is set at the Stevens Theatre for The People Project 2018: Stories of Home

  • The People Project 2021: Stories of the Unexpected shared stories, music, and visual art that reflected how middle and high school students were coping creatively with the challenges of the pandemic. It culminated in a video instead of a live performance.

  • Publicity posters from The People Project 2017-2020

Results are IN! 

Announcing the theme and venue for The People Project 2022

Following a community-wide survey, “My Place at the Table” is the winning theme chosen for The People Project 2022, a collaborative arts project and event designed to connect and uplift the community. All Adams County residents are warmly invited to participate by creating art, sharing stories, or performing music focused on the theme “My Place at the Table.”

“My Place at the Table” was one of five themes spawned by community visioning sessions held in February 2022. See description of the theme below to spark your inspiration for arts projects, ranging from visual art such as painting, drawing and photography, as well as written and spoken essays or poetry, plus performance-based arts such as dance and music.

Performance and Exhibit Event

The Core Theatre
Mela Kitchen
1865 Gettysburg Village Drive
at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg

Saturday, October 22, 2022 – 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2022 – 2 p.m.

Theme for The People Project 2022:

My Place at the Table:

Gathering around a dinner table can inspire conversations. And some of us have had more time to gather over family meals during the past two pandemic years. Can you imagine the stories we could share about our family meals? But this theme can also speak to inclusion and diversity—i.e., having a place at the table in terms of a business, a board, a voice.

To participate in The People Project 2022:

Adams County residents of all ages and backgrounds are encouraged to contact Lisa Cadigan by email at lcadigan@adamsarts.org by May 20, with “The People Project” in the subject line. Work samples are not required, however, if applicants have examples of their art—whether visual, written or performance-based—they are welcome to attach them or send links.

While established artists, voices, and performers are encouraged to apply, ACAC expressly invites artists, voices, and performers of all generations who haven’t had the opportunity to be seen or heard previously, for a full range of perspectives to be represented in The People Project 2022.

Shortly after the May 20 application deadline, each applicant will be asked to submit a proposal for artwork they envision creating. Over the summer and early fall, participants will be creating and/or rehearsing their works, guided and nurtured by the ACAC.

Funded by:

Funding for The People Project 2022 has been provided by PA Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.