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ERIC Number: EJ901440
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Research Review
Serig, Dan; Hinojosa, Tina
Teaching Artist Journal, v8 n4 p249-256 2010
The field of community art within higher education has made tremendous strides in the past two decades. The origins of community visual arts programming are ambiguous and traceable to multiple time periods and cultural contexts. However, in contemporary practices, higher education institutions are slowly adopting a greater priority for community arts activities, as evidenced by college community partnership offices and, most recently, options to major in community art as a discipline unto itself at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and California College of the Arts. This review draws from several sources to offer observations on the field of community art as it is currently explored and supported within national visual arts schools and research universities. Using surveys, web-based research, published literature, and Hinojosa's experience as director of the Center for Art and Community Partnerships at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, this article offers a set of common practices and challenges and forecasts needs for the future of community art as it develops within higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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