Arts as Community Engagement

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Spurred by the success of UI students’ collaborations with Iowa communities, the Office of Community Engagement and the Grant Wood Art Colony have developed the Arts as Community Engagement workshop. The two-day, intensive workshop (March 24 & 31, noon-3 p.m.) will begin with an application process open to University of Iowa students. The target audience for the workshop is undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated the skills and aptitude for visual and performing arts in the public sphere.  

Attendees will learn about innovative practices and techniques through a series of expert lecturers and panelists as well as time to work on personal projects alongside working professionals.   

Engagement & Installation 
Students who successfully complete the two-day workshop will be given priority to answer requests for publicly engaged art by Iowa communities. Each year, the Office of Community Engagement receives more requests for community art than it can currently meet. Attendees will have first dibs on these projects.

Friday, March 24 (noon–3 p.m.) UCC 2520D, Seminar Room  Speakers include: Jill Wells (public artist), Tony Orrico (Dance & Art), Karen Rowell (Downtown Clinton Alliance), Danielle Russo (Dance), Dan Miller (Art)

Friday, March 31 (noon–3 p.m.) UCC 2520D, Seminar Room  Speakers include: Andre Perry (Hancher & Performing Arts), Danielle Russo (Dance), Dan Miller (Art), Travis Kraus (Community Engagement), Loyce Arthur (Theatre), John Engelbrecht (Public Space 1)

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Friday, March 24, 2023 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Friday, March 31, 2023 12:00pm to 3:00pm
University Capitol Centre
UCC 2520D, Seminar Room
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
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