Community Engagement Arts Project

The Community Engagement Arts Project (CEAP) focuses on community art making and the process of finding a personal, creative, and empowering voice of expression through visual arts, movement, theater, music, poetry, and play. CEAP members use the arts to interact with children, teens, and adult community members to explore the emotional content of their lives and overcome personal challenges. Members attend on-campus arts workshops led by professional practitioners and educators to equip themselves with the knowledge and confidence to disgne and implement their own workshops at sites such as Astor Services for Children and Families in Rhinebeck, New York, a residential school for emotionally at-risk children; the Center for Spectrum Services in Kingston, New York, a school for children with autism; Red Hook Residential Center, in Upper Red Hook, New York, a minimum-security juvenile detention center for boys ages 12–18; and Ferncliff Nursing Home for the elderly in Rhinebeck. In addition to engaging in arts programs with communities outside Bard, CEAP seeks to use the arts to build stronger community here at Bard. Finally, CEAP members have also traveled to work with children in Colombia, Ghana, India, Myanmar (Burma), New Orleans, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

Current Contact(s):
Nellie Ostow (02/01/14 - 08/31/17)

Past Contact(s):
Brooke Kipling (09/01/13 - 08/31/15)
Laura Thompson (02/01/14 - 08/31/15)
Adrienne Vitullo (09/01/11 - 08/31/14)
Sarah Lettiere (09/01/12 - 08/31/13)
Abigail Lazarowski (09/01/09 - 08/31/12)
Malka Roth (09/01/10 - 08/31/11)
Emily Wolff (09/03/07 - 08/31/10)
Rebeka Radna (09/01/06 - 08/31/09)
Anna Putnam (09/01/06 - 08/31/09)
Leah Schrader (09/01/05 - 08/31/07)
Emily Diaz (09/01/06 - 08/31/07)
Megan Kerins (11/01/04 - 08/31/06)
Kaythee Hlaing (09/01/03 - 08/31/06)
Jeremiah Spofford-Hulsebos (09/01/05 - 08/31/06)
Thomas Arndt (02/01/05 - 08/31/06)
Jivan Lee (11/01/04 - 08/31/06)

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