Student/Community Connections


Through CACP many MassArt students become actively engaged in art-based projects and collaborations with the broader community. CACP supports and encourages students to be artists, designers, and productive citizens whose work impacts society. 
Students engage with CACP and the community through:



Community-Based Student Employment

Community-Based Leadership Trainings

Student-Generated Initiatives 


Community-Based Student Employment

CACP facilitates the placement of MassArt students in community organizations as teachers, designers, researchers, curators, studio managers, and documenters. 

Current examples of CACP students working in the community include: 

  • After School Art Specialist
  • sparc! the Artmobile Team Member
  • Community Exhibitions Installation Sepcialist

For job listings, contact CACP or visit Inside MassArt and search "CACP" to find our current job listings.


To inquire about placing a MassArt work-study student at your organization please fill out CACP's inquiry form here.

Community-Based Leadership Trainings

All CACP-employed students participate in our Community-Based Leadership Trainings three times each semester. This time provides opportunities for CACP students and staff to build relationships and explore the successes and challenges of our work.


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Student Generated Initiatives

CACP provides resources, support, and connections to student initiatives and projects that are aligned with CACP's mission and goals. Recent CACP-supported student initiatives include: 

TEDxMassArt (April 2012) 

TedEx at MassArt

MassArt undergraduate students Ariel DiOrio ('12), Dyllan Nguyen ('12), and Julie Chen ('12) organized and produced TEDxMassArt: Art and Activism. During the presentations and performances, the MassArt community was inspired by the diverse range of social and environmental justice work of some of the most innovative artists and activists in the Boston area. Presenters and performers included: James McLeod and Leo Tecosky of Floating World Project, the Genki Spark, Jason Talbot of Artists for Humanity, Mariama White-Hammond of Project Hip-Hop.

Trauma2Art (March 2012)


In collaboration with Trauma2Art, student Julie Chen ('12) organized a public art therapy workshop at MassArt. Trauma2Art works to help those who have experienced loss by promoting creative expression as a coping mechanism. Julie's workshop incorporated haiku poetry and painting inspired by loved ones who had experienced some form of trauma. 

HydroLogically (April 2011)


3D graduate student Caitlin Nesbit ('11) curated HydroLogically, an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring issues of water politics and sustainability. The exhibition also included three public artist talks and a presentation by the Massachusetts Water Program Coordinator for Clean Water Action.

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Raleigh Strott

CACP changed the way I think about art. My experience with the Center allowed me to move away from thinking about the industry of visual art as a narrow gallery system. The more I became involved, the more I valued the process of making, collaborating and working with a community larger than my immediate peers. CACP has instilled in me a love of community-based projects and art in the everyday that will last a lifetime."  Raleigh Strott, '11