The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) has provided funding to support the Community Arts Convening & Research Project, making possible three national convenings, research and publication of research and writing arising from the Project concerning the work of the universities with degree-granting programs in arts and community building.
The 2011 and 2008 meetings at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and the 2009 meeting at California State University Monterey Bay enabled faculty, students and community members to generate ideas, solve problems, share practices and identify new research questions.