Community Engagement

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is serious about making a difference and strives to be a good neighbor. Located steps away from top academic, cultural, and medical institutions, the College is a member of academic consortia and maintains mutually beneficial partnerships with neighborhood organizations. These relationships are forged with the goal of expanding educational resources available to students and contribute to the vitality of our communities.

The College instills these values in its curriculum; members of the faculty identify projects that go beyond the classroom. Students apply their skills and interests to projects at local hospitals, schools, and community-based organizations.

The College also supports its longstanding mission through its public programs and educational offerings for local schools to make art and design accessible for all. MassArt connects with thousands of people in its community each year through its extensive programming on and off campus.

Artward Bound

MassArt in the Community: Artward Bound
The region's first art-integrated academic college preparatory program. Learn more >>

Center for Art and Community Partnerships

MassArt in the Community: CACP
Cultivates innovative, sustainable relationships with the broader community to explore and expand the relevance of art in public life. Learn more >> 

Gallery Education

MassArt in the Community: Gallery Education
Through Family Day and Looking to Learn, contemporary art is used as a gateway to imagination, creative skill-building, and personal understanding. Learn more >>


Carnegie Foundation

Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected MassArt as one of 240 colleges and universities and one of only five institutions focused in arts, medicine, and other health professions, for its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. 

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