Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to have a number of college and university faculty incorporate the work we do here at Createquity into their teaching practice. Given that part of our mission is to cultivate a culture of more thoughtful and evidence-based decision making across the arts, it’s all the more important for us to support the next generation of arts leaders, along with the mentors who are helping them realize their potential.

That’s why we are proud to announce this morning the release of the Createquity Higher Education Resource Guide, a primer for incorporating Createquity resources into the college classroom. In the guide, we’ve compiled a number of our online articles that are relevant to undergraduate and graduate curricula covering the arts, arts administration, arts research, cultural policy, economics, and related topics. In the production of the resource guide, the Createquity team worked closely with staff from the Association of Arts Administration Educators and an advisory group of academic professionals.

For example:

  • A section on Community Engagement highlights “Why Don’t They Come?” – an article that digs into the nuanced relationship between socioeconomic status and arts attendance.
  • In the guide’s section covering Policy for the Arts, we include “Making Sense of Cultural Equity,” which traces the 90-plus year history of cultural equity advocacy in the U.S. and distills four primary visions of success that emerged during this time.

The guide outlines a number of ways to invite students to engage with Createquity materials. In a classroom setting, Createquity articles may serve as:

  • Reading assignments
  • Resource for students pursuing individual research projects
  • Topics or starting point to structure a class discussion
  • Opportunities for students to analyze and respond
  • A platform to participate in discussion with students at other institutions
  • Material for use in class presentations

To download Using Createquity in the Higher Education Classroom, click here.

We welcome conversation and feedback. You can reach the Createquity editorial team by commenting on this post or emailing info@createquity.com.



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