Is a collaborative, multi-year arts and engagement initiative led by SMU Meadows School of the Arts’ Ignite/Arts Dallas. This initiative is specifically interested in how architecture, green space, urban planning and community development can transform the city. It seeks to illustrate how Dallas and its communities can enter conversations that encourage understanding and stimulate meaningful change across race, culture, geography, criminal and environmental justice reform and urbanism.


The following projects debuted fall 2021 in Dallas as the first iteration of Healing Pieces:




Coming up next:


Down By the Riverside (Live Event: Spring 2022) 



Ongoing programing:


Healing Pieces Symposium



Ignite/Arts Dallas leads Healing Pieces in collaboration with American Indian Heritage Day in Texas; bcWorkshop; Big Thought; Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth; Dallas Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation; Deep Vellum; HR&A Associates; Jason Hernandez; Our City Our Future, The Imagining Freedom Institute; Miles of Freedom; the Pollock Gallery at SMU; Sweet Pass Sculpture Park; RISO BAR; Unlocking Doors and always open to new collaborators.