Innovation Fellow

Marc Freedman Portrait

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TARA CHADWICK

Artist & Creator, The Papaloti (Butterfly) Project
Bringing elders and children together to share knowledge about food, health and urban farming through art, storytelling, music and dance

Since the age of four, Tara Chadwick has engaged local and international audiences in the art of achieving harmony with nature through music, percussion, movement and experiential knowledge production.

After pursuing studies in socio-cultural anthropology and a professional practice in archaeology and museology spanning three decades, Tara has resumed focus on a childhood passion of interdisciplinary performance and visual art. Recent works are included in local, national and international settings, from a public art billboard during Art Basel Miami Beach, to a digital climate art series mounted at Swiss Art Expo in Zurich. Tara’s movement-based installations have been featured at Perez Art Museum, Doral Contemporary Art Museum and Medina Art Gallery Rome.

Tara recently launched “The Papalotl (Butterfly) Project,” engaging youth and elders in an art- and science-based cultural knowledge exchange, made possible with support from the Broward County Cultural Division and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Tara is an Indigenous woman, a member of the African Diaspora, a grandchild of the Mesoamerican People of Belize and a granddaughter of the original people of the land we now know as Western Europe. Her vision is for all humans to build a regenerative lifestyle, restoring harmony with the cycles of nature.