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The Queens College Studio Art MFA students and Graduate Arts club invite you to their 2nd Annual Icebreaker show. Works will be shown by students of the graduate program, in a variety of mediums, some works never exhibited! Get inspired as we break the ice on the new semester and get to know the works of the incoming and continuing students.
The show will be exhibited in the Klapper Student Gallery from Oct 22- Nov 2.
Join us for a week long art show and community event presented by MFA candidate Eliesha Grant and the Graduate Arts Club. Events include a show in the Klapper Hall Student Gallery with collaborative works, a table fair with community groups, and parade march around campus.
The art will be in displayed in the gallery Oct 15th-19th, and events will take place all day on Oct 16th.
Queens College’s Social Practice MFA has been featured in the online art magazine Hyperallergic, in advance of the Spring 2019 application period! See the full article here.
Interested in applying to our MFA program? The deadline to apply for Spring 2019 is November 15, 2018. Check out the MFA page for further information.
Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is pleased to announce the launch of Action Art Grants: FALL 2018, a series of student-led, socially engaged, and community-based projects with support from the Rubin and Velcik Foundations. This SPQ initiative is designed to help bridge the gap between MFA studio-based practices and action towards social, political, environmental or economic justice in the world at the local, national, or international level.
The grant is available to any matriculating Queens College MFA student concentrating in Social Practice and Advanced Certificate in Critical Social Practice students (though partnering with non- SPQ students is allowed and encouraged). The total maximum amount of each grant is $1500 USD. An advisor will be required for each project whose compensation is separate from the grant amount.
The project proposal must:
– Be designed in collaboration with at least one other MFA student (does not have to be SPQ), and also be developed in coordination with a community partner (or partners) located outside CUNY.
– Specify a specific outcome in which art as social action plays a central role. In other words, if the final form of the project is an exhibition or a screening or a document the work must also have a direct, positive social component somewhere along the way that is engaged in community planning around civic justice, environmental improvement, urban policy, political critique, economic development or a similar goal.
– Include an evaluative assessment plan with timelines must be built into the project proposal. This should include how the project “works” with the non-CUNY community.
– Present a thought-out theoretical methodology based on your own artistic research and readings and related seminars preferably with existing models of projects as reference materials.
All proposals are due: September 25th, 2018.
For full application details, view or download the pdf below:
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