Center for Art and Public Life
The Center for Art and Public Life creates community partnerships using the arts to address issues of social justice, diversity, community development, and education. Our programming is woven across disciplines at California College of the Arts and serves the diverse populations of the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center's mission is to create community partnerships based on creative practice that serve the college and the diverse population of Oakland, San Francisco, and beyond. Our programming is woven across disciplines into the structure of the college and delivered through a variety of academic, professional, extracurricular, and experimental approaches. The Center focuses on important issues in community development, service learning in arts education, new models of practice in community-based arts, and cultural diversity and youth development through the arts. The Center accomplishes its mission by: Working in partnership to help meet pressing needs of the community by providing creative materials, labor, imagination, inspiration, and educational resources; Enriching the CCA student and faculty experience through creative work in the community; and Developing models for integrating reciprocal, community-based learning into formal education for artists, architects, and designers nationwide. This profile courtesy of Arts & Democracy.