Artists and Community Change

CoPA Cross-Disciplinary: Entrepreneurship

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Artists & Comm Change

Fall 2019

Taught By: Sarah Calderon and Adam Erickson

Section: A

CRN: 4286

Credits: 2

This course focuses on the role arts, culture and design can play in equitable community planning and development. Key facets of this course include: exploring how artists affect community change and the social, economic and cultural roles that artists play in their communities; how artists can support populations of people within their communities; and the policies that have supported and inhibited this work. Students will investigate civic and social practice art, creative placemaking, teaching artistry, and arts policy as they work to understand the skills needed to create social action and community change through their work. Exploration of the historical role of the arts in social movement and community planning efforts will lead into a discussion of current practice via case studies, readings, podcasts, documentaries, and interactive discussions. This course will also include class visits by practitioners and two site visits to learn first-hand from leaders of community cultural development. In addition to 8 Wednesday evening sessions (9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13, 12/11) students will need to make two Saturday site visits (within the five boroughs) between 9am and 2pm (10/5 and 11/2). On four of the Wednesday evenings when this course is not held (8/28, 10/16, 11/20, 12/4) MA AME students will still be expected to meet in the same classroom at the same time for their required Capstone Preparation Sessions (See MA AME Capstone Preparation in the course catalog for more information).

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Entrepreneurship (CENT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:11am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 906

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019