Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement

Posted by on May 12, 2006

Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement

Convening the community arts field in higher education

November 2, 3, 4 2006

The CCA Center for Art and Public Life together with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design and Massachusetts College of Art will bring together artists, students, scholars, and community acitivists to experience and exchange best practices in the field of community arts. This symposium will include performances, spoken word, installations, exhibitions, and panel discussions addressing service-learning pedagogies, civic engagement in community, identity and representation, and community partnerships. Theoretical, practical and policy-related issues will be explored.

Space will be reserved for new and emerging voices in the field, particularly students, young artists, and new scholars. Scholarships will be available.

* What are best practices that incorporate art and civic engagement?
* Does the democratization of art practices address diversity?
* Is there integration of diversity in identity and representation politics on college campuses?
* How is higher education addressing the issues of changing demographics?
* What are processes for community collaboration and inter-disciplinarity as means for social change?
* What are methods for achieving diversity in art colleges through community participation?
* How does one develop reciprocal approaches to curricular and community building through the arts?

Crafting a Vision for Art, Equity and Civic Engagement is funded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation and AICAD.

For additional information please call 510.594.3757

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