Community Arts (MFA)

Kenneth Krafchek

Ken Krafchek has been a member of the MICA faculty since 1985 and received the Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in 1998.

He has served as Acting Chairman of both the Illustration and Visual Communication Departments and helped to initiate the first of their kind interdisciplinary courses team-taught with liberal arts faculty. Since 1987, he has placed college students in a variety of arts-based, after-school mentoring programs serving youth and adults from the local Baltimore community. As Founding Director of MICA's Office of Community Arts Partnerships (CAP), Ken supervised its creation in 1998 and led the ongoing development of programming providing a unique set of learning experiences grounded in art-based youth and community development practice. He also supervised the creation and design of MICA's MA in Community Arts (2005) and MFA in Community Arts (2011). Ken is also the founding Project Director and Managing Editor for the Nathan Cummings funded, MICA sponsored Community Arts Journal: Cultural Practice, Research & Higher Education.