Massachusettes College of Art and Design - Center for Art and Community Partnerships
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) is a public, independent college of art and design. The college's academic and co-curricular programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds to participate in the creative economy as artists, designers, and educators, and to engage in the well-being of their society. As a national leader in visual art and design education, the college influences contemporary culture through the creative accomplishments of its students, alumni, faculty and staff.
MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships (CACP) cultivates innovative, sustainable relationships with the broader community to explore and expand the role of art and design in public life. CACP was founded on the belief that active involvement in our communities and in society is elemental to citizenship.
At MassArt art, design and art education have dynamic, transformative roles to play in building community. These values are driven by the public nature of the college, its stated mission, its diverse population, and its location.
Since 2004, the Center for Art and Community Partnerships has embarked on building relationships through projects, programs, and partnerships that engage people of all ages; build community through collaboration; make connections between the human and material resources of MassArt and the greater community; support community goals and initiatives; and provide ways for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to be involved in the dynamism of the greater community.