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The intensive, one-year MA welcomes students with degrees in Art & Design, Theatre, Dance, Music, or Creative Writing to immerse their creative practice in Indianapolis, engaging with neighborhoods and nearby towns and rural areas for collaborative, transformative, transdisciplinary work.
The program developed out of Associate Professor Kevin McKelvey’s ongoing multi-disciplinary collaboration with Jim Walker, founder and director of Big Car, on many social practice and placemaking projects, and Walker helped develop the curriculum. With additional courses in urban and community sociology, grant writing, and social entrepreneurship, graduates will be uniquely positioned to be a leader and collaborator across arts disciplines in a variety of business, nonprofit, and community endeavors.
Students will work in vibrant and emerging places around Indianapolis and the region with faculty members Jim Walker, Juan William Chávez, LaShawnda Crowe Storm, and visiting artist Rebecca Pappas. One example is Big Car’s new headquarters at Tube Factory Artspace in Garfield Park, about halfway between UIndy’s campus and downtown Indianapolis, and the newly launched Artist and Public Life Residency, which turns nearby vacant homes into long-term artist residences.
Weekend practicums will take students to small towns, state parks, festivals, and big cities in the Midwest to work with social practice artists and placemakers. For the thesis project during the summer, students can return to their home area and engage their local community in social practice and placemaking.
The program launches in Fall, 2017, with a priority deadline of May 15th for fall admission.
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Hear from Holly Jean Buck, Carolina Caycedo and David de Rozas, Simon Denny, Elizabeth Hoover, Renee Kemp-Rotan, Joseph Kunkel, and more at this free public event.
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