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Civic Practice: Artists and Community/ Municipal Partners Collaborating for Public Good


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Full course description





10 Hours






What will students learn?

Students will gain practical skills for applying aspects of your (arts and non arts) practices collaboratively towards public good, community-defined goals; focus includes equitable engagement and an analysis of power within collaborations and systems.

What you'll do:

This online offering includes video lecture, interactive videos, readings and podcasts. Students will refine and reflect on skills around listening, co-creating, and process and project design.

Who is this course designed for?

Artists, culture makers, designers, heritage holders, arts educators, community organizations, municipal departments—anyone building partnerships to aim creativity and culture at crisis and recovery in this time of COVID-19.

Meet the instructor

Michael Rohd

Michael Rohd is founding artistic director of the 20 year old national, ensemble-based Sojourn Theatre. In 2015, he received an Otto Rene Castillo award for Political Theater and The Robert Gard Foundation Award for Excellence. He is an Institute Professor at Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and author of the widely translated book “Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue.” He is Lead Artist for Civic Imagination at Center for Performance and Civic Practice where current initiatives include The Catalyst Initiative, Civic Body & Learning Labs. He was the 2013-2016 Doris Duke Artist-in-Residence at Lookingglass Theater Company in Chicago. Recent/current projects include collaborations &/or productions with Goodman Theater, Bush Foundation, Singapore Drama Educators Association, Americans for the Arts, Nashville’s MetroArts, ArtPlace America, Cleveland Public Theater, United Way, Catholic Charities USA, Cook Inlet Housing Authority Alaska, ASU/Gammage, Georgetown University & Steppenwolf Theater.