Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP)THE CENTER FOR ART AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS CULTIVATES INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE BROADER COMMUNITY TO EXPLORE AND EXPAND THE RELEVANCE OF ART IN PUBLIC LIFE.
The Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) matches MassArt faculty, students, staff, and alumni who want to complete community-based projects with neighborhood organizations, schools, corporations, and institutions to create mutually-beneficial, sustainable partnerships in the visual arts. The Center uses art as a catalyzing force for citizens to act creatively together.
Dedicated to its public mission and located at the heart of a district rich in cultural and educational resources, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a force for change in its community. The college at large, and CACP in particular, are members of academic consortia and various neighborhood associations that seek ways of expanding educational resources available to students, and to enhancing the economic vitality of the area.
Some of CACP's projects emerge as part of course curricula, while others are driven by the needs of the Center's partners. In both cases, CACP works with faculty members and local organizations to match student expertise to needs identified by community members, secure funding as necessary, and provide technical support and project evaluation. The Center also supervises and facilitates the placement of MassArt students in community organizations as teachers, designers, researchers, documenters of programs and events, and fine artists. CACP is dedicated to the notion of what it means to be a good neighbor.
Recent partners include ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway, Design Studio for Social Intervention, Dorchester Academy, Mission Hill School, Parker Hill Branch Library, Sociedad Latina, Tobin Community Center, and many more. For a complete list see our partners.
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