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Resource Materials: Montclair State University

Montclair State University’s resources include videos, blogs and essays ›

Robert Wilson addresses Montclair State University students in the Creative Thinking course to talk about his creative process and inspirations:
Robert Wilson


Resource Materials: Wesleyan University

Wesleyan’s resources cover co-taught courses, for course modules, commissioned works, the eco-arts festival, the first-year common experience program and evaluation and documentation materials.

Wesleyan Common Moment 2012:
Wesleyan Common Moment 2012

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Changing the Way to Undertake Partnerships – learnings from Dartmouth’s Hopkins Center for the Arts (the Hop)

Dartmouth’s Hokpins Center Class Divide Project

Large-Scale Community Art Project at Dartmouth

The Hopkins Center’s Class Divide project began with a core set of partnerships, and these partnerships grew and multiplied over the multi-year project.

Administrator describes the architecture of the project and the goal of engaging multiple partners. Playwright Anne Galjour is the lead partner throughout the 3 years of the project:

Administrator describes the architecture of the project and the goal of engaging multiple partners. Playwright Anne Galjour is the lead partner throughout the 3 years of the project.

Musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock describes how music functions in African American communities to tell cultural and personal stories:

Musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock describes how music functions in African American communities to tell cultural and personal stories.

Class Divide addresses “invisible people” and why that matters:

Class Divide addresses “invisible people” and why that matters.

Design of the community advisory board:

Design of the community advisory board.

Artist residencies in local high schools:

Artist residencies in local high schools.

Community reactions:

Community reactions.

Student interns facilitate discussions/programming:

Student interns facilitate discussions/programming.

Read more about the Dartmouth Class Divide artist partnerships ›

The project changed the way the Hop undertakes partnerships. Importantly, the campus partners seem to more strongly desire ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations, and are approaching the Hop with new ideas for collaboration. Formally, during the Class Divide project evolution, the Hop became a voting member of the Dartmouth Center’s Forum, providing a formal mechanism for the Hop to be a partner in ongoing campus-based collaborative work.

The Hop institutionalized advance visits by artists:
HOP Institutionalizing Advance Visits by Artists

Read a summary of new ways a campus presenter acts and is perceived ›


The Skunk Works approach – Using Art to Pioneer an Innovative Campus-wide Course on Creativity

Forming a cross-functional, interdisciplinary group within an organization characterized by a high degree of autonomy

The Creative Learning project at Montclair State University strives to integrate the creative approaches of Peak Performances artists into the intellectual and cultural environment of the campus, in order to foster students’ understanding of an confidence in their creative abilities in the their academic and personal lives.

 Learn more about the Creative Learning project at Montclair