Mapping the Future of the Arts at Cornell University

PRACTICE AREA:

Slover Linett has long worked with museums and arts presenters based on college and university campuses. But until recently we hadn’t helped a major educational institution look at the big picture: What roles can the arts and creativity play in the life of a great university, not just in campus culture and community service but also in the core missions of teaching, learning, and research? Working with our senior consultant Nick Rabkin, we helped a committee of deans, faculty, and administrators from the sciences, engineering, humanities, and arts at Cornell delve into that question and envision a future of deep arts integration throughout the university. The resulting strategic roadmap offered recommendations for innovations and investments in curricular collaboration, visiting artists, public art, “bottom up” arts facilities, and other areas. That report was approved by the university’s leadership.

Stay tuned for the public posting of that report, and if you’d like to receive a notice when it’s released please email project director Cory Garfin. 

Questions? Don't be shy.

Latest Tweets

Before "high" #culture peeled off from "low," #art from entertainment: Scott Joplin was "a hit in the saloons of the Midwest...but also in the high-society parlors of European capitals." Love @nytimes #overlooked series of belated obits for people of color

Scott Joplin circa 1904. He would come to be revered as a ragtime giant and an in-demand performer.

Scott Joplin, Ragtime Master Who Wrote ‘The Entertainer’

Scott Joplin elevated ragtime, composed one of the first African-American operas and laid the groundwork for jazz.

www.nytimes.com

Thank you @murawski27 for breaking down practical ways to tackle change to move community involvement work forward. #firstwave @OFBYFOR_ALL

@stevenkohls Hi Steve, I run an audience research & evaluation firm for arts & culture nonprofits, and we're developing a new website - would love to use literally like 9 seconds of footage from your video of the Crossing Arts mural painting. Thoughts? Thanks very much.

@steamworkgroup @SloverLinett @DrPriceIsRight Right, we've sometimes said the same to each other here @SloverLinett. But increasingly, #genderidentity is one of the dimensions of diversity and inclusion that #museums and #arts orgs are striving for, so it's worth measuring and tracking over time.

Around our table: Great chat about asking #gender on #surveys inclusively, empathetically & analyze-ably? Is transgender a category (noun) or modifier of male or female (adj.)? Who are we to define the options, but closed-ended questions force the issue. #audienceresearch #arts

Load More...

Let's stay in touch. Sign up for our newsletters.