Art + Civic Engagement

Civic engagement at SMFA has a long history. It is grounded in creative investigation, risk-taking, individual vision and the school's interdisciplinary methodology. By connecting art practice to social values, we become active participants in the communities that are important to us. This positive engagement promotes the vitality of communities, and can lead to the transformation of our world. Taking on many forms, civic engagement at SMFA permeates faculty curriculum, student initiatives and additional programming. 

Select partnerships include: 
Americorps
Boston Arts Academy
Boys and Girls Club of Boston
Cambridge Arts Council
Fenway Alliance
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service 
Massachusetts Campus Compact
Mission Main
New Orleans Women's Artists Collective. 

Career Services, in collaboration with other areas at the School, provides resources and support for students to engage in artistic research, projects, internships and other initiatives that contribute to the vitality of communities, both domestic and abroad. 

To learn more about how the ARC can serve as a resource for students, faculty and the greater community, please contact:

Katherine Mitchell
Community Programs Coordinator
617-369-3636
kmitchell@smfa.edu

Mindy Nirenberg
Senior Program Manager
Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
Tufts University
617-627-4159
Mindy.Nierenberg@tufts.edu