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Community Arts

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Springfield College students, staff, faculty, and administrators share stories and art projects with Springfield Public School 2nd Graders during National African American Read-In events at the Springfield College Campus

The Community Arts minor at Springfield College introduces students to the field of socially-engaged art practices and is designed for students interested in merging social activism, creative work, performance, teaching, and community development.

Students will learn how to identify, approach, and construct classes for community sites, including youth organizations, schools, and afterschool programs, as well as institutions serving other populations through the arts in a community setting. Students will examine the processes of creative thinking, community involvement, collaborative enterprise, research, and education in community arts.

Through this minor, students explore training in at least two different arts disciplines and develop their learning through service learning experiences in a supervised practicum pursuing their own art projects in the community.

See how our students engage with the community

Our Intro to Arts in the Community class built a community-based art habitat in Springfield.

Group of students working of the frame of a building
Studying Community Arts at Springfield College
William Simpson Fine Arts Series

Celebrate the arts

The William Simpson Fine Arts Series entertains and inspires. Experience the arts with magnificent work from artists and performers from both inside and outside the Springfield College community. Attendees will be dazzled by dance performances and theater presentations, captivated by art exhibitions and thought-provoking film, and delighted by concerts and literary events.

William Simpson Fall 2019 Program