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. 

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Such contrast across the fold in today's (paper) @nytimesarts section: harpist & rapper pieces.

One technical, historical, jargony, individualist, serious.

One culturally embedded, vernacular, social/familial, funny, political.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/arts/music/tobe-nwigwe-breonna-taylor.html #ClassicalMusic #arts

To get to real equity, we need to move beyond "access" to "intentional welcome": the palpable, overt kind.

And safety, on multiple levels.

Great to hear @mslynnross on this panel.

Rich questions about identification and attachment with communities & places. Listening to #liveaturban's webinar about new @urbaninstitute research on "Community Ties" for @knightfdn.

Loose ties - also important to understand in #creativeplacemaking and in the #arts generally.

Hearing this too often from #communityengagement & #education staff at #arts & culture orgs. Including many who are, not coincidentally, no longer at those orgs.

"We had free rein & affirmation from leadership...until we tried to make this work central rather than marginal."

It’s here! My #MuseumsAreNotNeutral mug, proceeds supporting @MuseumWorkers
Get yours (or a shirt, maybe?) here: https://www.bonfire.com/museums-are-not-neutral/ cc: @SloverLinett

To get to real equity, we need to move beyond "access" to "intentional welcome": the palpable, overt kind.

And safety, on multiple levels.

Great to hear @mslynnross on this panel.

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