Level Ground collaborates with artists to inspire empathy and friendship across societal divisions.

What we do

We facilitate conversations and relationships that don't happen anywhere else by telling stories that resist easy answers.

How we do it

We publish stories, support artists, host events, and produce public programs that inspire friendships and transform relationships.

Why it matters

When we hear stories across our differences, we cultivate reconciliation and invest in less polarized, more diverse communities.

What we believe

We believe that art can inspire empathy for ourselves and others allowing us to relate to those who are different from us.

Art should provoke, disturb, arouse our emotions, expand our sympathies in directions we may not anticipate and may not even wish.
— Joyce Carol Oates