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Social Practice Queens
Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is a partnership between Queens College of the City University of New York and the Queens Museum to offer one of the first Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees (and new Advanced Certificate) with a concentration in Social Practice. The SPQ program encourages participating students to develop projects in tandem with the Queens Museum’s ongoing community-based activities and will have the opportunity to use a shared studio space in the Museum’s studio wing.
The MFA concentration and Advanced Certificate Program in social practice integrates studio work with social, tactical, interventionist and cooperative forms. SPQ’s goal is to initiate interdisciplinary projects with real world outcomes rooted in CUNY’s rigorous departmental offerings in tandem with the Queens Museum’s ongoing community engagement programs. Recently SPQ has developed a cross-disciplinary partnership with the Queens College Department of Urban Studies to merge an education in urban research and service learning with strategies in new genre public and community arts. SPQ courses are taken by students of art and design as well as planning, policy, and environmental studies.
To find out more, including how to apply and for updated event listings, visit Social Practice Queens.
Social Practice Queens is supported by grants from The Kresge Foundation, Surdna Foundation, and Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.