Arts Citizenship

Arts Citizenship is about bringing voice to the arts by viewing issues through a performing arts lens and creatively responding to issues that can bring joy or concern. Proactively amplifying the value of the arts for social change, we are nimble and responsive in our arts citizenship.

  • It/That Happened: Developed in response to the increased incidents of hate/bias and racial tension on the UMD campus, It/That Happened features short, original works by students followed by student-facilitated conversations, inspired by issues of identity and based on real-life campus experiences with a call-to-action. 
  • Racial Healing Working Group: The Clarice facilitates the collaboration of campus and community organizations who are co-curating events to bring together University of Maryland College Park and Bowie State University, focusing on unity and illuminating humanity in a positive light.
  • Do Good Dialogues: These public conversations with both visiting and locally-based artists involved in activism are held at community-based sites in our creative radius.
  • Campus Fabric: Leveraging the combined experiences of numerous campus organizations and engagement efforts for larger community impact, Campus Fabric is co-facilitated by The Clarice and the UMD Office of Community Engagement.

On Monday, November 5, 2018 we celebrated our partners with our 1st Annual Arts Citizenship Celebration!