Who We Are

Winfield Artists, L.LC. is founded on the principle of employing the arts to make a positive contribution to humanity.  Toward that end, we are committed to artistic integrity, and projects that engage, probe, and reflect upon culture in substantive ways.

Cooper and Swindall have been described by audience members as an “unlikely but really effective performance team.”  They bring together strong backgrounds in the arts along with travel and educational experiences that add texture and insight to their programs.

Grant W. Cooper

An artist, educator and actor/trainer, Grant Cooper is multi-talented and multi-faceted.  He is most proud that every day is a good hair day!  Born in Washington DC and raised in southern New Jersey, Grant Cooper brings a wide range of experience to his artistic career.  His early years in Vineland and Camden, NJ were followed by a tour in the Navy.  These places – Read More…

Lindsey R. Swindall

A scholar of race and social justice issues, Lindsey R. Swindall has been an educator for over fourteen years and has written multiple books and articles on race and culture in the United States.  Raised mainly in the southern US, Swindall is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she earned a bachelor’s degree in History.  Much of her – Read More…

What We Offer

Paul Robeson: A Life of Activism and Art – Biography

The program on Robeson can be tailored for school audiences from Middle School to High School and colleges/universities.  These sessions can be organized for either for a single large audience or several smaller classroom visits.  The multi-media program will include – Learn More…

Black Comedy: No Tears, Just Politics

This multi-media program can be tailored for your audience and organized into two or three sections lasting between one hour and two hours. First, Mr. Cooper performs an original set of politically engaged stand-up comedy. Next, there is a presentation and dialogue between – Learn More…

Dialogues on Race and Social Justice

Winfield Artists can facilitate dialogue(s) on race and social issues for your organization that are grounded in U.S. history and focused on fostering a deeper understanding of current events. – Learn More…

Letting Go With Laughter

Let Winfield Artists tailor a series of mindfulness sessions for your school or company. Grant Cooper has over twenty years of experience making audiences laugh, and we combine his comic talent with mediation and guided relaxation by Dr. Swindall. This two-fold – Learn More…

Dr. Swindall and Mr. Cooper discuss their paths to New York City on The Jcd.nyc Entrepreneur Show

Check out Dr. Swindall’s article in New Jersey Studies: “Four Ways to (Re)Consider Facilitating Discussions on Race and Social Justice”


  • Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

  • Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

  • Paul Robeson Cultural Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

  • Hoboken Historical Museum

  • Charity: Water

  • Ascend Charter Schools, NYC

  • Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Princeton, NJ

  • Humanities New York

  • New Jersey Council for the Humanities

  • Marymount Manhattan College

  • Wiley Publishing

  • Capital Preparatory School

  • Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet School, New Haven, CT

  • Success Academy Charter Schools, NYC

  • PAVE Charter Schools, NYC

  • UMass Amherst

  • El Paso Community College

  • KIPP College Prep, NYC