MFACA students follow one of two tracks:
Track 1: Arts-Based Educational Programming in Community
With an emphasis on educational programing, students use their first year in the program to engage youth and adults in meaningful, out-of-school, arts and community-based, learning experiences as part of an AmeriCorps or other residency. Alongside this work, Track 1 students also use the first year to pursue their individual artist's practice in relation to the community. A full-time artmaking emphasis occurs during the second year.
Track 2: Socially Engaged Art, Activism & Public Practice
With an emphasis on socially engaged art practices, projects, programs, and/or activities, students following Track 2 define their own community-based residency as a way to pursue their individual artmaking. This series of investigations reflect their development as an artist in relation to the community during both program years.
See the Program Overview to learn more!