Collective Impact Series

Collective Impact Series

Collective Impact will explore community engagement and social justice in art making through a series of visiting artists and performers.

Columbia College Chicago is highlighting a series of exhibitions and performances as part of Collective Impact, a new initiative that seeks to explore community engagement and social justice in art making. Collective Impact will bring students, faculty, and Chicago community members together with nationally renowned artists to discuss the challenges and logistics of collaboration and ask the question: How can we come together to create and sustain a collective impact through the arts and media?

This year’s series will focus on the ways that art can foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive society. Every event in the series includes a performance or exhibition and a lecture or talk-back with the artist. In addition, the artist will engage directly with Columbia students through classroom activities in which they will discuss the scope, means, and challenges of community engagement art practice.

The schedule of Collective Impact events for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Art and Art History: Barak adé Soleil

Nov. 20, Stage Two, 6:00 pm -7:30 pm

Business and Entrepreneurship: Piven Theatre Workshop’s Ensemble Play at Cook County Jail: EPIC

Feb. 12, Stage Two, 3:30-5pm

Design: Jessica Bellamay

March 12, Hokin Hall, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Theatre: Madeleine Moore Burrell Playwriting Fellow

April 1, Getz Theatre, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm

Music and the Center for Black Music Research: Ambrose Akinmusire

April 25 (in residence April 20-26), Jazz Showcase, 5pm-10pm