By: Peter Linett

November 10, 2018

Peter Linett moderated the closing panel discussion at the 2018 conference of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) in Athens, Georgia. He was joined by Emil Kang of Carolina Performing Arts and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Saralyn Reece Hardy of the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; and Garth Ross of Yale University. From the program description:  

We know how to raise money for gleaming new arts buildings that shine a spotlight on the arts on campus. We also know how to create world-class degree programs in the arts, and even how to foster research collaborations between artists and other kinds of researchers. But we often struggle to envision and implement a more holistic, campus-wide strategy for the arts and creativity at our universities. The arts are still viewed by many administrators, faculty members, and students as optional, even ornamental to the mission of research, teaching, and learning. Join us for a lively conversation with leaders who are working to embed the arts more deeply in their institutions. What are the principles of successful arts planning at a university? What stands in the way, and who needs to be at the table in order to fully harness the power of the arts across the campus?


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